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.
The following eligible people should register for a vaccine appointment now:
If you're born in 1976 or earlier (age 45+) - Register now
If you're born in 1981 or earlier (age 40+) - Registration opens at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 19
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
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.
Find more information about vaccination options on the
Whistler vaccination page.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions|
For answers to frequently asked questions, visit the COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page.
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
Where you can get vaccinated
(Click to expand map or visit the Resources section to download a PDF version of the clinic maps)
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: Urban communities
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.
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.and in these languages:
Download and print the maps below or see it on Google Maps.
Watch a COVID-19 vaccine information session hosted by VCH Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly on
Watch these COVID-19 vaccine information sessions hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and VCH in Cantonese or 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.