Victoria – All eligible adults in B.C. will soon be able to follow an easy, three-step process to register and book their vaccine appointments online, as the Province moves to Phase 3 of B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan ahead of schedule.
There are three easy steps to register to book your vaccine appointment:
- Register: First, register when it is your turn and get a confirmation code.
- Book: Book a vaccine appointment when you get an email, text or phone call telling you you are eligible to book, based on your age.
- Get vaccinated: Visit a vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
Starting at 8 a.m. (Pacific time), on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, people born in 1950 and earlier (71 and older), Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable may register to book their vaccine appointment through the Province’s new ‘Get Vaccinated’ system in one of three ways:
- online at: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
- by telephone through a provincial call centre (toll-free) at 1 833 838-2323
- in-person at the nearest Service BC location.
People aged 55 to 65 on the Lower Mainland continue to be eligible to book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating pharmacy near them:
More news to expand B.C.’s AstraZeneca program through pharmacies in other regions will come in the days ahead.
How to use the “Get Vaccinated” registration and booking system
Starting at 8 a.m. (Pacific time), April 6, 2021, people born in 1950 and before (71 years and older), Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have received a letter inviting them to book a vaccination, will be able to use the Province’s new “Get Vaccinated” registration and booking system through three, easy steps:
- Register: First, and when it is your age cohort, register and get a confirmation code. Do not lose this code, you will need it to book your vaccination appointment later.
- Book an appointment: You will be contacted when you are eligible to book a vaccine appointment. Eligibility is based on your age and B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
You will select a clinic location, date and time for your vaccination.
- Get vaccinated: Visit an immunization clinic to get your vaccine.
To register online, visit: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated and provide:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Postal code
- Personal Health Number (on the back of your B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. Services Card or Care Card)
- An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive texts
If you do not have a Personal Health Number, you can register by phone or at a Service BC office.
Information collected for the COVID-19 vaccination program will not be shared with other agencies. People will never be asked for their SIN, driver’s licence number or banking and credit card details.
To register by phone:
- Call (toll-free) 1 833 838-2323.
- Translators are available in 140 languages.
- Call centres are open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Pacific time).
To register at a Service BC office:
- Go to any Service BC office during their hours of operation. Office hours vary by location. Check before you go.
- To find a Service BC office near you: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/citizens-services/servicebc
People who have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, using one of the five regional health authority call centres, will use the online registration and booking tool or the Get Vaccinated call centre when it is time for them to book their second dose. Details on when people should register for their second dose will be available in May 2021.
B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan is based on scientific evidence, expert advice and guidelines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and developed by B.C.’s immunization committee and public health leadership committee led by Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer. The plan is focused on preventing severe illness and death, protecting the health-care system by immunizing health-care workers and managing outbreaks.