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COVID-19 Vaccines

Infants and children six months to four years can now be safely vaccinated against COVID-19 in B.C. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is operating COVID-19 vaccination clinics across communities in our region where young children can get immunized. Learn more about vaccine eligibility and clinics in your community by visiting our vaccine page

COVID-19 vaccines available for infants and children six months to four years.

To book an appointment, first register your infant or child in the provincial Get Vaccinated system.

B.C. is making plans to offer everyone 12+ a fall booster dose. 
Learn more about booster doses from the Province of B.C. 

Getting vaccinated is easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family get vaccinated. 





 

 

COVID-19 vaccine clinics welcome children six months and olderhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/covid-19-vaccine-clinics-welcome-children-six-months-and-olderCOVID-19 vaccine clinics welcome children six months and older<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Starting Tuesday, Aug. 2, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) began welcoming infants and children age six months to four years and their families, to dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Eleven clinics are operating across VCH communities offering child-centred care tailored to the needs of individual children and their families. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Clinic staff are trained in the delivery of childhood COVID-19 immunizations, and are committed to making it a positive experience for families. The majority of clinics have established separate quiet spaces for children with special needs such as autism, sensory processing or needle phobia. Older children from five years of age and above continue to be eligible for vaccination. Parents or guardians with several children will be accommodated for immunizations across VCH clinics. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">With more than 45,000 eligible children across the region in this age group, VCH strongly encourages parents and guardians to ensure their infant or child is registered in the provincial <a href="https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/" target="_blank">Get Vaccinated system</a>. Once appointments are available, they will receive a notification and can book a location, time and date for their appointment that is most convenient to them. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Health Canada rigorously reviewed efficacy and safety data to ensure the vaccine is safe, with a low risk of side effects before authorizing its use among this young age group. Getting children vaccinated from COVID-19 provides a number of critical benefits. While children six months to four years are at a lower risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 compared to older age groups, vaccination is expected to reduce their risk further. To receive the best protection, children should receive two doses with at least eight weeks between the first and second dose. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">COVID-19 vaccination information and resources, including guidance on how to prepare children for vaccination, can be found on <a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccines-children" target="_blank">the BCCDC website.</a> <br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Vaccine_Children_6mo.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

COVID-19 vaccine clinics welcome children six months and olderhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/covid-19-vaccine-clinics-welcome-children-six-months-and-olderCOVID-19 vaccine clinics welcome children six months and older2022-08-04T07:00:00Z
VCH welcomes children six months to four years to COVID-19 vaccine clinicshttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vch-welcomes-children-six-months-to-four-years-to-covid-19-vaccine-clinicsVCH welcomes children six months to four years to COVID-19 vaccine clinics2022-08-02T07:00:00Z
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Powell River General Hospital officially renamed to qathet General Hospitalhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/powell-river-general-hospital-officially-renamed-to-qathet-general-hospitalPowell River General Hospital officially renamed to qathet General Hospital2022-07-25T07:00:00Z

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