Vaccination records (also called immunization records) provide a history of all the vaccines you or your child have received.
Access information records through Health Gateway
B.C. residents can access their health records online using Health Gateway. It is accessible by anyone 12 and older with a B.C. Services Card.
Health Gateway only shows immunizations in the Provincial Immunization Registry; this includes immunizations given at public health clinics and pharmacies in B.C. It does not show immunizations given by other health care providers (i.e. family doctors/nurse practitioners).
How to find immunization records that are not in Health Gateway
- Contact the provider (i.e. family doctors/nurse practitioner) that gave the vaccines.
- Contact your community health nurse if the vaccines were given in a First Nations community.
- If you have moved to B.C. from another province or country, try to get the records sent to you.
Find more information and tips if you are unable to find your records at Immunize B.C.
How to request your Adverse Event Following Immunization report
Please refer to the Request a health record page for instructions on requesting Adverse Event Following Immunization reports.
Child Health Passports
If your child was born in B.C., you should have received a Child Health Passport. The Child Health Passport is a passport-sized booklet for parents to use to record important health information about their child, including height and weight, illnesses, accidents, allergies, hospitalizations, and immunizations. The passport also provides safety tips and a space to record findings for hearing, dental, and vision checks.
Always keep a current immunization record for your child in a safe place. You may need the record if you register your child for daycare, summer camp, college or university and some travel.
Reporting your child’s immunization records to VCH
Vancouver Coastal Health needs to have an up-to-date record of your child’s immunizations if your child attends school or a licensed childcare facility so we can:
- Respond effectively to disease outbreaks in child-care facilities and schools.
- Recommend immunizations your child may be missing.
- Provide the best care for your child through our public health programs.
Children without vaccination records (or proof of immunity to disease) are considered unvaccinated and unprotected. Children who miss immunizations or have missing records may be asked to stay home if an infectious disease happens at their school or daycare.
- Report your child's immunization record before they start kindergarten.
- Report every time your child receives a shot from a health-care provider, such as your family doctor.
- Report your child's immunization record if you have just moved to the VCH region.
How to report your child’s immunization record to VCH
You must refer to your Child Health Passport or immunization records. You do not need to report immunizations given to your child at a VCH community health centre or school by a Public Health Nurse because those immunizations are automatically provided to you.
- Online: Report your child's immunization information by email by using the online immunization reporting form for children attending school
- In person: Drop off a copy of your child’s immunization record at your local community health centre.
- By phone: Call your community health centre to report immunizations over the phone. If you are directed to voicemail, leave the best number to be reached during the day and we’ll return your call as soon as we can.
- Mail or fax: Send a copy of the form by mail or fax to a community health centre near you.
Just moved here?
Read this brochure to learn about:
- Your child’s immunization record
- Immunizations your child may need
- Where to get immunized
- Who to call for questions
Keep your child safe by getting all immunizations on time.