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COVID-19 vaccines

Vancouver Coastal Health continues to work with the Province of B.C. and other health authorities on a comprehensive COVID-19 Immunization Plan. Please read on to learn more about vaccine eligibility and clinics in your community, as well as information on the province's recently announced plans to provide booster shots to B.C. residents. 

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Register with the Get Vaccinated system

You can register yourself or someone else, like a parent, grandparent or child.


REGISTER ONLINE

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Eligibility

Appointments are required at all clinics to receive booster doses, and for children ages five to 11.

Booster doses

Everyone ages 18+ 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.

Vaccination for children ages five to 11

All children ages five to 11 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. B.C. parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children to get vaccinated using the link above and book their appointment as soon as they are invited. 

Dose 1 and Dose 2

Drop-ins are welcome for dose 1 or dose 2 at all VCH COVID-19 vaccination clinics on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on your eligibility and vaccine availability. People 12+ are eligible to be vaccinated and you are eligible for a second dose 56 days after your first dose. 

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Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11

All children ages 5 to 11 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 pediatric vaccine. B.C. parents and guardians are encouraged to register their children to get vaccinated at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca, and book their appointment as soon as they are invited. Visit our COVID-19 vaccines for children page for more detailed information. 

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Booster doses

People 61+ and Indigenous people 18+ 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.

Booster doses are currently underway for other priority groups, including residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities, people receiving long-term home support, people living in rural and remote Indigenous communities, health care workers and vulnerable people living in shelters or high-risk congregate settings, and are in use as part of outbreak management.
Starting in January 2022, people 18 years and older will get a booking invitation between six to eight months after the date of their second dose.
First and second vaccine doses will continue to protect you from COVID-19 until you get a booster dose. 
For information on booster doses, visit the Government of BC website.

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Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

There is now a limited supply of Janssen vaccine in British Columbia. This is a single-dose vaccine; one dose qualifies the recipient as fully vaccinated under all Provincial Health Officer’s orders that require vaccination, including for employment or for the BC Vaccine Card.

If this is the vaccine you want, please call 1-833-838-2323 and inform the agent that your preference is to receive the Janssen vaccine and you can be added to a waitlist for this vaccine.

Only the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have been authorized for use by Health Canada as booster doses. According to guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), a booster dose with a viral vector COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca Vaxzevria or Janssen) should only be considered when other authorized COVID-19 vaccines are contraindicated or inaccessible. For more information, please see the Government of Canada website or this specific resource on vaccine doses in Canada.

For more information about the Janssen vaccine visit Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine on Canada.ca.

Find a vaccination clinic

View a Google map of all VCH vaccination clinics.

VCH vaccination clinics: Urban communities

Italian Cultural Centre: All ages 

Address:

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

Hours: 

Jan. 14 - 31

Feb. 1 - 20

9 am - 7 pm


Vancouver Convention Centre: All ages 

Address:

999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3C1

Hours:

‎Jan. 14 - 30

Feb. 1 - 20

9 am - 7 pm


Killarney Community Centre: All ages 

Address:

6260 Killarney St., Vancouver, B.C. V5S 2X7

Hours:

‎Jan. 14

9 am - 7 pm


 

ICBC Claim Centre: All ages 

Address:

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

Hours: 

Jan. 14 - 31

Feb. 1 - 20

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


The Pipe Shop: All ages

Address:

115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 0B2

Hours: 

Jan. 18 - 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.‎


 

Pacific Autism Family Network: All ages 

Address:

3688 Cessna Dr., Richmond, B.C. V7B 1C7

‎Hours:

Jan. 14 - 31

Feb. 1 - 20

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


 

VCH vaccination clinics: Rural communities

Sea To Sky Hotel: All ages 

Address:

40330 Tantalus Rd., Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. V0N 1T0

Hours:

Jan. 17 - 19, 24 - 26, 31

Feb 1, 2, 7 - 9, 14 - 16

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Myrtle Philip Community School (Millar Room): All ages 

Address:

6195 Lorimer Road, Whistler, B.C. V8E 0C5

Hours:

Jan. 14

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / 

3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Whistler Conference Centre: All ages 

Address:

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. V8E 1J2

Hours:

Jan. 20, 21, 27, 28

Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / 

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Pemberton Health Centre Vaccine Kiosk: All ages 

Address:

1403 Pemberton Portage Rd., Pemberton, B.C. V0N 2L0

Hours:

Jan. 18, 20

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / 

1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Jan. 21, 25, 27, 28

Feb. 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 

1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.


‎No scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic at this time. 

Powell River Recreation Centre: All ages

Address:

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

Hours:

Jan. 14, 18, 21, 25, 27

Feb. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 15, 17

9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Gillies Bay Community Hall (Texada Island): All ages 

Address:

‎4913 Gillies Bay Road, Texada Island, BC, V0N 1W0

Hours:

Jan. 25

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



 

Gibsons Legion (Royal Canadian Legion 109): Ages 12 and up

Address:

747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V9

Hours:

Jan. 20. 27

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Gibsons Legion (Royal Canadian Legion 109): Ages 5 to 11 only

Address:

747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V9

Hours:

Jan. 20, 27

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Gibsons Legion (Royal Canadian Legion 109): All ages 

Address:

747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V9

Hours:

Jan. 21, 28

Feb. 3, 4, 10, 17, 18

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Seaside Centre: Ages 12 and up

Address:

5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A0

‎Hours: 

Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Seaside Centre: Ages 5 to 11 only

Address:

5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A0

‎Hours: 

Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Seaside Centre: All ages 

Address:

5790 Teredo St., Sechelt, B.C. V0N 3A0

‎Hours: 

Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 ‎

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Madeira Park Legion: All ages 

Address:

12829 Lillies Lake Rd., Madeira Park, B.C. V0N 2H0

‎Hours: 

Jan. 14

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Bella Coola Health Unit: All ages 

Address:

PO Box 220 - 1025 Elchoi St., Bella Coola, B.C. V0T 1C0

Hours



Clinic hours by appointment only.

Bella Coola Medical Clinic

(250) 799 5342

‎Bella Coola Public Health

(250) 799 5722

 
 

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Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card

As of September 13, 2021, you need proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses. The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card.

To find out how to get your card, visit the Government of B.C. website

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Resources

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and B.C.'s immunization plan, visit gov.bc.ca/covid19. For non-medical questions about COVID-19, you can speak to Service BC in more than 120 languages at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

Visit our frequently asked questions page for information on common questions. 

Information sheets

Download and print the COVID-19 vaccine information sheet (PDF). Information sheets are also available in these languages:

Posters

Download and print the COVID-19 vaccine information poster (PDF). Posters are also available in these languages:

Download and print the COVID-19 vaccine safety poster in these languages:

Frontline workers

For information on how eligible frontline workers can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, visit vch.ca/FrontlineVaccine.

How do I talk to others about COVID-19 vaccines?

‎Drop-ins are now welcome at all VCH clinics on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on your eligibility and vaccine availability. People 12+ are eligible to be vaccinated and you are eligible for a second dose at 56 days after your first dose. 

While registration and booking using the provincial Get Vaccinated system is still encouraged, these clinics will allow eligible people to drop-in and receive a vaccine without a scheduled appointment. You are encouraged to bring your immunization record card or show your online immunization record on Health Gateway.

For information on mixing COVID-19 vaccine brands, visit the getting your second vaccine dose page on the BC Gov website.

COVID-19 vaccination: Why your second dose is important

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 (廣東話)

 


Mandarin (普通话)

 


 

Under the Infants Act, children can give consent to receive health care, like getting a vaccine. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for youth, please visit our Frequently asked questions page. Watch this video walkthrough for youth to find out what to expect at a vaccination clinic. 

 





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