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School age immunization campaign

Summer catch-up immunization program

July 2020 - Catch-up immunization clinics for Kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9 students who missed their 2019/20 school immunizations and incoming Kindergarten students are available this summer. Visit VCH.ca/summerimmunizations to find locations in your community.

Vaccine Status Reporting Regulation (VSRR)

BC's new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation came into effect on July 1, 2019.  It supports the gathering of immunization records by public health.  The regulation applies to all students in all schools within the Province's jurisdiction. This includes international students and those who are home-schooled.  It does not apply to children attending schools in First Nations communities.

Gathering this information is important.  It helps us to respond quickly to outbreaks in schools and helps everyone get back to learning as soon as possible.

Immunization record review and catch-up campaign for school age children

Public health is in the process of reviewing immunization records we have on file for all children who attend school within Vancouver Coastal boundaries. We already have complete records for many children. Thus, most families will not be contacted or need to take any action. If you are contacted, it may only mean that we need to update some information in our files.   

If you receive a letter from us, it is for one of these reasons:

  • Your child is missing one or more vaccines.

  • Your child received their vaccinations from their family doctor, or elsewhere, and our records are incomplete.

  • You recently moved to the area and we do not have your child's records.

How to provide immunization records

You can email a photo of your child's record to one of the emails below. You can also drop off a copy at your child's school or a VCH Community Health Centre. 

Central email Inbox for immunizations according to community:

Please include the following information:

  • Your child's full name, date of birth, and Care Card number

  • Your address and phone number

Where to get immunized

If your child has not had all recommended vaccines, we highly recommend that you get your child immunized. Your child can receive vaccines at Community Health Centres, or other designated immunization centres* in your community. Children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 may also receive vaccines through their family doctor. Please call ahead to ensure vaccine is available. First Nations children can also receive vaccines in their communities.

Evergreen Community Health Centre

3425 Crowley Drive, Vancouver
604-872-2511

Raven Song Community Health Centre
2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver
604-709-6400

Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre
2111 West 43rd Avenue, Vancouver
604-261-6366

Robert & Lily Lee Community Health Centre
1669 East Broadway, Vancouver
604-675-3980

South Community Health Centre
6405 Knight Street, Vancouver
604-321-6151

Three Bridges Community Health Centre
1128 Hornby Street, Vancouver
604-331-8900

Pharmasave
1808 Kingsway
778-379-4470
M-F 0900-1800 hours, Sat, Sun 1000-1600 hours

Shoppers Drug Mart
4590 Fraser Street
778-926-6231
0800-2200 hours 7 days a week

City Centre Urgent Primary Care Centre                                                    
1290 Hornby Street
604-416-1811

Shoppers Drug Mart

586 Granville Street
604-683-4063 ext. 33
M-F 0700-2200 hours, Sat 0800-2200, Sun 1000-2200

Shoppers Drug Mart

1755 East Broadway
604-872-8451
M-F 0600-0000 hours, Sat and Sun 0800-0000 hours

London Drugs

3328 Kingsway
604-433-4700
M-Sat 0900-2200 hours, Sun and holidays 1000-2000 hours

Shoppers Drug Mart

2748 East Hastings
604-251-5358

Shoppers Drug Mart

3020 West Broadway
604-733-9128 ext. 33
M-Sun 0800-2200 hours, excluding holidays

Kerrisdale Pharmacies

5591 West Boulevard
604-261-0333
M-F 0900-1800, Sat 0900-1700

Shoppers Drug Mart

885 West Broadway
asdm263@shoppersdrugmart.ca
0800-0000 hours 7 days a week and stats

Shoppers Drug Mart

7160 Kerr Street
604-434-2656 ext. 33
M-F 0900-1900 hours, Sat 0900-1700, Sun 1000-1400

Rexall
6580 Fraser Street
604-235-2115
M-Sun 0900-2200 hours


Richmond Community Health Centre
8100 Granville Avenue, Richmond
604-233-3126

Shoppers Drug Mart, Richmond Centre
2286-6060 Minoru Boulevard,
Richmond, BC
V6Y 2V7
604-273-6187
Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

Central Immunization Appointment line – Call: 604-983-6700

Central Community Health Centre
5th floor – 132 West Esplanade, North Vancouver

Parkgate Community Health Centre
2nd floor – 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver

West Van Community Health Centre
2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

 

Squamish Community Health Centre
1140 Hunter Place, Squamish
604-892-2293

Gibsons Health Unit
821 Gibsons Way, Gibsons
604-984-5070

Bella Coola Public Health Office
Bella Coola General Hospital
1025 Elcho Street, Bella Coola
250-799-5722

Whistler Health Unit
4380 Lorimer Road, Whistler
604-932-3202

Sechelt Health Unit
5571 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt
604-885-5164

Pemberton Community Health Centre
1403 Portage Road, Pemberton
604-894-6967

Powell River Community Health Centre
3rd floor – 5000 Joyce Ave, Powell River
604-485-3310

 

Immunization resources

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