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Guidance and information on COVID-19 vaccines for providers.

Last updated: March 31, 2021

The BC Immunization Manual provides best practice guidelines for the delivery of immunization services. See Part 4 - Biological Products, COVID-19 vaccines for clinical guidance on use of these vaccines.

FAQ about COVID-19 vaccines and immunization program

Learn more about the efficacy, administration, contraindications and considerations, vaccine storage and handling in this Questions and Answers document for health professionals

Approved vaccines

Pfizer BioBTech


AstraZeneca & COVISHIELD

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Handouts and resources for immunizers

Clinical immunization guidelines for special patient populations (clinically extremely vulnerable)

Becoming an immunizer

Health professionals can sign up to support B.C.'s immunization efforts as immunizers.

Education and training for immunizers

To view the education recommendations for COVID-19 immunizers as per the respective regulatory college scope of practices and Provincial Health Officer Orders click on the image below. 

Health Canada information on authorized vaccines



Reporting adverse events

Providers should report adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) to public health. Click on the picture below to find out how to report an adverse event.

Infection prevention and control measures for community immunization clinics

This guidance outlines the infection prevention and control measures required for the set up and safe operation of COVID-19 immunization clinics in community settings (e.g. community pharmacies, schools, community centres, arenas). Note: For immunization in health care settings, follow the infection control guidance for that setting, including the mask use in health care facilities policy requiring all clients to wear a medical mask when visiting a health care facility.


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