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B.C. encourages parents to register children under 5 for COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years.

B.C. encourages parents to register children under 5 for COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years.


General COVID-19 questions

If you have general questions about social distancing, travel or assistance available from the provincial and federal governments, call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319). 

If you have health questions or symptoms related to COVID-19 (or another other health issue) and want to talk to a health professional, call 8-1-1.

By-law enforcement and community safety

If you have concerns related to physical distancing or other issues in grocery stores, restaurants, salons, spas, tattoo parlours, recreation facilities, parks, beaches, and playgrounds, etc., contact your local municipal by-law enforcement officers. 

Federal quarantine

If you have concerns about adherence to the federal quarantine required for individuals arriving in Canada. Call your local RCMP or other police detachment. Do not call 911 except in a medical emergency.

Workplace

If you have concerns about safety in a private workplace, call WorkSafeBC at 1-888-621-7233.

Licensed residential facility

If you have COVID-19 related concerns about a licensed residential facility (such as the one listed below), call Vancouver Coastal Health at 604-675-3866.

  • Long term care

  • Hospice

  • Acquired injury

  • Child and youth

  • Substance use

  • Mental health

  • Community living

B.C. encourages parents to register children under 5 for COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years.

B.C. is making plans to offer everyone 12+ a fall booster dose

Learn more about booster doses from the Province of B.C.

COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11

Appointments are needed for children ages 5 to 11, who are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. B.C. parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children to get vaccinated with the Get Vaccinated system and book their appointment as soon as they are invited. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children.


In this section


COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 testing

If you're sick

Post-secondary institutions

K-12 school and child-care communities

Frequently asked questions

Facility outbreaks

Long-term care and assisted living

Resources


Booster doses

Everyone ages 18 and up will get an invitation to book their booster six months after the date of your second dose if you are registered with the Get Vaccinated system. You must make an appointment for a booster dose. The first and second vaccine doses will continue to protect you from COVID-19 until you get a booster dose.

Learn more about booking your booster dose appointment.


Dose 1 and dose 2

To get vaccinated, register yourself or your child with the Get Vaccinated system. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to book an appointment when you are eligible for your first or second dose.

Learn more about how to get vaccinated.


More information about COVID-19

Provincial-wide restrictions during COVID-19

Provincial restrictions are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Some restrictions are made by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) under the Public Health Act. Most orders can be enforced by police and compliance and enforcement officials.

Visit the Gov. of B.C. website for the current PHO orders. 

BC's response to COVID-19

Information for residents of British Columbia about COVID-19. Translated materials and services, with telephone services for the deaf, are available here. 

Learn how B.C. is responding to COVID-19.



Situation updates

For COVID-19 updates, expand the sections below or view our latest media releases.

Want to stay informed of the latest VCH news and healthcare updates?

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December 2021

December 31, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 30, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 29, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 28, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 27, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 24, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 23, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 22, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 21, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 20, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 17, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 16, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 15, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 14, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 13, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 10, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 9, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 8, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 7, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 6, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 3, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 2, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

December 1, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November

November 30, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 29, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 26, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 25, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 24, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 23, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 22, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 19, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 18, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 17, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 16, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 15, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 10, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 9, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 8, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 5, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 4, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 3, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 2, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

November 1, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October

October 29, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 27, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 26, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 25, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 22, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 21, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 20, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 19, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 14, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 13, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 12, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 8, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 6, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 5, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 4, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

October 1, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September

September 29, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 28, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 27, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 24, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 23, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 22, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 21, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 20, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 17, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 16, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 15, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 14, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 13, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 10, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 9, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 8, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 7, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 3, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 2, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

September 1, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August

August 31, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 30, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 27, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 26, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 25, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 24, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 23, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 20, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 19, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 18, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 17, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 16, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 12, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 11, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 9, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 6, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 5, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 4, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

August 3, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July

July 30, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 29, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 28, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 27, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 26, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 23, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 21, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 20, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 19, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 16, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 15, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 14, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 13, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 12, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 9, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 8, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 7, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 6, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 5, 2021: B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

July 2, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June

June 30, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 29, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 28, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 25, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 24, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 23, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 22, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 21, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 18, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 17, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 16, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 15, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 14, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 11, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 10, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 9, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 8, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 7, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 4, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 3, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 2, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates

June 1, 2021: Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates


To see the full archive of provincial statements on COVID-19, please visit the Government of B.C. website.

Public health orders and letters

Contact

Questions about COVID-19

Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available through Service BC in more than 120 languages at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or visit gov.bc.ca/covid19

Health questions

If you have health or clinical questions (potential allergy, medications, symptoms, etc.), call your family physician, nurse practitioner or HealthLink at 8-1-1.

By-law enforcement and community safety

If you have concerns related to physical distancing or other issues in grocery stores, restaurants, salons, spas, tattoo parlours, recreation facilities, parks, beaches, and playgrounds, etc., contact your local municipal by-law enforcement officers. 

Federal quarantine

If you have concerns about adherence to the federal quarantine required for individuals arriving in Canada. Call your local RCMP or other police detachment. Do not call 911 except in a medical emergency.

Workplace

If you have concerns about safety in a private workplace, call WorkSafeBC at 1-888-621-7233. 

Licensed residential facility

If you have COVID-19 related concerns about a licensed residential facility, call 604-675-3866. This includes long-term care, hospice, acquired injury, child and youth, substance use, mental health and community living. 

 

 Last reviewed: February 4, 2022


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