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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.

Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are coming soon. You can register your child now to get ready.


REGISTER ONLINE

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Eligibility

Dose 1 and Dose 2

Drop-ins are now 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 28 days after your first dose. 

Vaccination for children ages 5 to 11

Beginning on November 29, all children ages 5 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. 

Booster doses

People 70+ who are registered in the Get Vaccinated System, as well as Indigenous Peoples 18+, will soon be invited to book their booster, which will help maintain protection against COVID-19. You must make an appointment for a third dose or booster shot.

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Vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11

Beginning on November 29, all children ages 5 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 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 70+ who are registered in the Get Vaccinated System, as well as Indigenous Peoples 18+, will soon be invited to book their booster, which will help maintain protection against COVID-19. You must make an appointment for a third dose or booster shot.

Booster doses are currently underway for other priority groups, including residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities and vulnerable people living in shelters or high-risk congregate settings, and are in use as part of outbreak management.

For information on booster doses, visit the Government of BC website

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Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

A limited supply of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is expected to arrive soon. This is a single-dose vaccine that will be available to priority groups including health care workers.  One dose of the Janssen vaccine qualifies the recipient as fully vaccinated under the Provincial Health Officer’s Orders that require vaccination to work in the health sector.  If you are a health care worker who is not yet fully vaccinated and wish to make an appointment to receive the Janssen vaccine, please contact VCH:

  • If you live within the Lower Mainland, call the VCH Travel Clinic directly at 604-736-9244 to book an appointment and specify that you would like to receive the Janssen vaccine.

  • If you live outside of the Lower Mainland, email getcovidimmunized@vch.ca and arrangements can be made to receive the vaccination at one of your local COVID-19 vaccine clinics

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

Find a vaccination clinic

Aged 12+: For dose 1 and dose 2, drop-ins are welcome for those who are eligible at all VCH clinics on a first-come, first-served basis depending on vaccine availability. Please monitor the vaccination clinic listings below for updated dates and locations. 

Children ages 5 to 11: Beginning on November 29, all children ages 5 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. Drop-ins will not be accepted for children ages5 to 11. 

Booster Dose: Invitations for boosters will come through the Get Vaccinated system. People registered in the system will be invited to book online, when it's their turn, and will be provided clinic options at the time of booking.

View a Google map of all VCH vaccination clinics.


VCH vaccination clinics: Urban communities

Italian Cultural Centre

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 3 - 23

9 am - 7 pm


Jan. 4 - 9‎

9 am - 7 pm


Kerrisdale Community Centre

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 19‎

9 am - 4:30 pm


Coal Harbour Community Centre

Address:

480 Broughton St., Vancouver, B.C. V6G 3H4

Hours:

Dec. 15, 20

9 am - 4:30 pm


George Pearson Harbour Centre

Address:

700 W 57th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6P 1S1

Hours:

Dec. 13 - 17 & 20 - 23

9 am - 4:15 pm



 

ICBC Claim Centre

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 3 - 23‎

9 am - 7 pm

Jan. 4 - 9

9 am - 7 pm‎


 

Pacific Autism Family Network 

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 13 - 23‎, 29 - 30

9 am - 7 pm

Jan. 4 - 9‎

9 am - 7 pm


River Rock Casino Resort (The Show Theatre)

Address:

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

‎Hours:

Dec. 3 - 9

9 am - 7 pm

River Rock Casino Resort vaccine clinic will be closing on Dec. 9, 2021. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University 

Address:

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

‎Hours:

Dec. 13 - 16, 22

9 am - 12 pm

1 pm - 4:15 pm


 

VCH vaccination clinics: Rural communities

Quest University Canada 

Address:

3200 University Blvd., Squamish, B.C. V8B 0N8

Hours:

Dec. 8, 15, 22

10 am - 5 pm


Myrtle Philip Community School (Millar Room)

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

10 am - 2:30 pm / 3:15 pm - 5 pm


Pemberton Health Centre Vaccine Kiosk 

Address:

1403 Pemberton Portage Rd., Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0

Hours:

Dec. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 ‎

9 am - 12:45 pm / 1:30 pm - 4 pm


Pemberton Secondary School  

Address:

1400 Oak St., Pemberton, BC V0N 2L1

Hours:

Dec. 18

10 am - 5 pm‎


Bowen Island Community School  

Address:

1041 Mt. Gardner Rd., Pemberton, BC V0N 1G2

Hours:

Dec. 18

10:30 am - 4 pm‎


Powell River Recreation Centre: Ages 12 and up

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21

9:15 am - 12:30 pm


Dec. 30 

10:15 am - 12:30 pm


Powell River Recreation Centre: Ages 5 to 11 only

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21‎

1 am - 3:45 pm


Dec. 30

1 am - 2:45 pm


Gillies Bay Community Hall (Texada Island) 

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 1‎4

10 am - 2 pm


 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #109 - Gibsons Legion: Ages 12 and up

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 9‎, 14, 16

9 am - 1 pm


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #109 - Gibsons Legion: Ages 5 to 11 only

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 9‎, 14, 16‎

1 pm - 5 pm


Seaside Centre: Ages 12 and up

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 8‎, 15, 22

9 am - 1 pm

Seaside Centre: Ages 5 to 11 only

Address:

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

Hours:

Dec. 8, 15, 22‎

1 pm - 5 pm


 

Bella Coola Health Unit

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 28 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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