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COVID-19 vaccines

Vancouver Coastal Health is working with the Province of B.C. to implement Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Immunization Plan. Learn how and when to register for an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. Please check this page regularly as information is updated frequently and may change. 

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Registering for your COVID-19 vaccine appointment:


REGISTER ONLINE

Call 1-833-838-2323

Phone line is open daily 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

You can also register in-person at all Service BC offices. Office hours vary by location. Find a Service BC office close to me

After registering, watch for an email, phone call or SMS text message with more information on how to book your appointment. You may not get a notice to book your appointment on the same day you register. The province will contact you when you are eligible to book a vaccine appointment based on three factors:

For more information about registering and booking an appointment visit, gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.


The following eligible people should register for a vaccine appointment now:

People in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Lions Bay, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Squamish, Pemberton and Bowen Island

  • If you're born in 1991 or earlier (age 30+) - Register now

  • If you're born in 1996 or earlier (age 25+) - Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 22

  • If you're born in 2003 or earlier (age 18+) - Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 23

Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)

  • If you're born in 2003 or earlier (age 18+) 

People deemed clinically extremely vulnerable 

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, born in 2005 or earlier and have received a patient invitation letter. Patient letters will arrive by April 15. Learn more here: gov.bc.ca/cevCOVID

High Priority Communities 

We will be offering targeted vaccinations to people aged 40 and older in Squamish and in the Kensington neighbourhood of Vancouver. Both have been identified as high-priority communities based on recent data. This program will provide an additional and safe route to earlier vaccination and protection from serious illness and hospitalization for those aged 40 and older in these communities.

Appointments for residents 40 and over (born in 1981 or earlier) will be available through the provincial online platform or call centre, beginning Tuesday, April 20.

Registration and further information can be found at: gov.bc.ca/neighbourhoodplan

If you have not already registered for a vaccine appointment, please do so here.


Are you an adult who lives or works in Whistler, B.C.?

Find more information about vaccination options on the Whistler vaccination page.

AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine for people born in 1981 and earlier (age 40+) - please book directly through a participating pharmacy.

Book directly at a participating pharmacy for an appointment or to join a waitlist. The participating pharmacies are listed on the BC Pharmacy Association website. The list of pharmacies will be updated regularly. Appointments for AstraZeneca cannot be booked through the VCH COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking line.

Preparing for your appointment

  • Check your scheduled appointment date, time and location.

  • Please arrive on time for your appointment and avoid arriving early. This will help us follow public health guidelines, maintain physical distancing and keep everyone safe.

  • Wear a short-sleeve shirt as the vaccine will be delivered to your upper arm.

  • Dress in layers to stay warm and bring an umbrella if it is raining as some outdoor waiting areas are uncovered.

  • You will be monitored after receiving your vaccine for 15 minutes.

Questions?


Frequently asked questions
For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page.

Clinical questions

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


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.


Where you can get vaccinated

(Click to expand map or visit the Resources section to download a PDF version of the clinic maps) 

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VCH Aboriginal Health vaccination clinics are available across our communities for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples. These locations have specific cultural elements, as well as cultural and ceremonial plans in place. All VCH clinics are welcoming to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples.

VCH vaccination clinics: Indigenous focused

Lu'ma Medical Centre

Address:

2970 Nanaimo St., Vancouver, B.C. V5N 5G3

Hours:

April 22

9 am – 4:30 pm


April 29

9 am – 4:30 pm


May 6

9 am – 4:30 pm


May 13

9 am – 4:30 pm


VCH vaccination clinics: Urban communities

Italian Cultural Centre

Address:

3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, B.C. V5M 3E4

Hours:

April 12 – 18

9 am – 4:30 pm


April 19 – May 2

9 am – 7 pm


Kerrisdale Community Centre - Seniors Centre

Address:

5851 West Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. V6M 3W9

Hours:

April 12 – 18

9 am – 4:30 pm


April 19 – May 2

9 am – 7 pm


Vancouver Convention Centre East Building (Under the sails- see map)

Address:

999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3T4

Parking:

Enter at the foot of Howe Street. Parking operated by WestPark.

Hours:

April 12 – 28

9 am – 7 pm


April 29 – 30

9 am – 7 pm


May 1 – 2

9 am – 7 pm

ICBC Test Collection Site

Address:

255 Lloyd Ave., North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3G5

Hours:

April 12 – 18

9 am – 4 pm


April 19 – 28

9 am – 7 pm


April 29 – 30

9 am – 2 pm


May 1 – 2

9 am – 7 pm



West Vancouver Community Centre

Address:

2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1K3

Hours:

April 12 – 18

9 am – 4 pm


April 19 – May 2

9 am – 7 pm


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Address:

8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X7

Hours:

April 19 – May 2

9 am – 7 pm


River Rock Casino Resort (The Show Theatre)

Address:

8811 River Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6X 3P8

Hours:

April 12 – 18

9:30 am – 3:30 pm


April 19 – 28

9 am – 7 pm


April 29 – 30

9 an – 2 pm


May 1 – 2

9 am – 7 pm


VCH vaccination clinics: Rural communities

Brennan Park Recreation Centre

Address:

1009 Centennial Way, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0E2

Hours:

April 15

10 am – 5 pm


April 27

10 am – 5 pm 

 

Whistler Conference Centre

Address:

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4

Hours:

April 13 – 18

9 am – 7 pm

Pemberton Community Centre

Address:

7390 Cottonwood St., Pemberton, B.C. V0N 2L1

Hours:

April 29

10 am – 5 pm

Powell River Recreation Centre

Address:

5001 Joyce Ave., Powell River, B.C. V8A 5R2

Hours:

April 14

9:30 am – 4 pm


April 27 – 28

9:30 am – 4 pm


Sechelt Seniors Activity Centre

Address:

5604 Trail Ave., Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A3

Hours:

April 15

9 am – 5 pm


April 27

9 am – 5 pm


April 28

9 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109

Address:

747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V9

Hours:

April 29

9 am – 12 pm, 1 pm – 5 pm


Gillies Bay Community Hall

Address:

4913 Gillies Bay, Texada Island, B.C. V0N 1W0

Hours:

April 15

10:30 am – 2:30 pm



B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan – Phase 3 

As Vancouver Coastal Health continues to implement Phase 3 of the provincial COVID-19 Immunization Plan, we are also working with the Province on planning Phase 4 of the COVID-19 vaccinations. We understand that many are eager to register to receive their vaccinations. We appreciate your patience. Learn more about the immunization phases on the Gov BC website.



Resources

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and B.C.’s immunization plan, visit gov.bc.ca/covid19. Visit our frequently asked questions page for questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and booking a vaccination appointment.

The vaccine website information and Q&A featured on this page is currently available for download in English.

Additional languages will be added soon.‎

Watch a COVID-19 vaccine information session hosted by VCH Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly on YouTube.

Watch these COVID-19 vaccine information sessions hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and VCH in Cantonese or Mandarin.

Cantonese

 


Mandarin

 


 


Join our COVID-19 Immunization Team

We need you. Be a part of the largest-ever vaccination campaign in history.

As COVID-19 vaccines continue arriving in British Columbia and the campaign expands across our region for identified priority populations, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for individuals to support immunization teams at VCH-operated clinics in each of the communities that we serve — Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

Join us as we take this important step in protecting our communities.

Apply today








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