Step 1: Register online, by phone or in person at a BC Services Centre
First, you register and get a confirmation number. You need that number to later book your vaccination appointment.
Registering also helps health authorities request the right amount of vaccine doses for each community.
- Register online: getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca
- Register by telephone: 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Register in-person: Visit the nearest Service BC location
To register, you must provide:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Postal code
- Personal Health Number - Find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card.
- An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages
If you don’t have a Personal Health Number, please register by phone or in person at a BC Services Centre.
Phone centre agents will never ask you for financial information, including credit card information.
Step 2: Book an appointment
After you have registered, you will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible based on your age and the immunization plan phases.
You will book your appointment online or by phone. You will select a location, date and time.
Please do not get discouraged if it takes a little longer to book your appointment by phone or online.
Anyone who is eligible for the vaccine and wants to be immunized will receive their immunization.
Step 3: Get the vaccine
Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
Getting the second dose
Second doses will be given four months after your first dose.
People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text or phone call when they are eligible to book an appointment for their second dose.
Where can I find the date of my first dose of vaccine?
The date of your first dose can be found on your COVID-19 Immunization Record Card, which you should have received at the time of your vaccination.
If you have lost your card, your immunization record is also available online in the Health Gateway. Signing up is quick and easy using your mobile BC services card.
Visit www.healthgateway.gov.bc.ca for more details on how to sign up.
Vaccine registration is available for individuals in the following groups:
Eligible age groups
Currently eligible to register:
- Self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) individuals born in 2003 or earlier: Register online or call 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Born in 2003 or earlier (18+): Register online or call 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Born in 1991 or earlier (30+): You can get a vaccine at eligible pharmacies with vaccine supply. Find an eligible pharmacy near you. Appointments for pharmacy vaccinations cannot be booked through the Provincial Get Vaccinated registration and booking system.
People who are pregnant
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable
People aged 16 to 74 who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have received their patient invitation letter can get vaccinated. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or have a family member or friend call for you.
Learn more about eligibility, getting your letter, booking your appointment and other additional information at gov.bc.ca/cevcovid.
Health care workers
Health care workers, listed below, can continue to book an appointment for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Community primary care providers who are seeing patients in person (nurse practitioners, medical practitioners, other patient care staff) and office staff (including medical office assistants) working in these settings
- Laboratory staff working in public health and private laboratories
- Midwives and office staff working in these settings, and doulas
- Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and pharmacy staff
- Public and community health program staff (regional, provincial, federal)
- Research staff exposed to COVID-19 patients
- Speech-language pathologists and support staff
- Massage therapists
- Physiotherapists and support staff
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners
- Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, denturists, dental technicians and their office staff
- Occupational therapists and support staff
- Canadian Blood Services Staff
Residents of high-transmission neighbourhoods
Prioritizing neighbourhoods based on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations will protect more people.
People born in 1981 or earlier (40+) who live in high-transmission neighbourhoods are eligible to register now to book a vaccine appointment. After registering, you will be contacted to book your vaccine appointment on the same day.
Current high-transmission neighbourhoods in Fraser Health include:
- East Newton
- North Delta
- North Surrey
- Port Coquitlam
- South Langley Township
- West Abbotsford
- West Newton
Information for priority groups:
Priority frontline workers
Priority front-line workers identified by the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group and public health include:
- First responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport)
- K to 12 educational staff
- Child care staff
- Grocery store workers
- Postal workers
- Bylaw and quarantine officers
- Manufacturing workers
- Wholesale/warehousing employees
- Staff living in congregate housing at places like ski hills
- Correctional facilities staff
- Cross-border transport staff
- Sectors or settings prioritized due to outbreak response
If you are a priority front-line worker, please do not call or book online, we will communicate directly to workplaces about the resumption of the program when new information is available.
Home Health and Home Support clients
Workplace with evidence of COVID-19 transmission
If my workplace has evidence of COVID-19 transmission will my staff be offered vaccine?
When COVID-19 transmission has occurred in a workplace, Fraser Health will support the workplace to review and enhance safety plans and provide other outbreak response measures, which may include staff immunizations in some cases.
The decision to offer vaccine to workplaces is made based on risk of transmission and supply of vaccine. As we work with businesses they will be notified if immunizations will be part of their outbreak response.
If your workplace has experienced an outbreak and is looking for support to reduce the risk of further COVID-19 transmission in the workplace, please call WorkSafeBC’s Prevention Information Line at 604-276-3100 (toll-free within B.C. 1-888-621-SAFE).
Indigenous COVID-19 immunization clinics
In partnership with First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation British Columbia, Friendship Centres and other community organizations, COVID-19 immunization clinics with cultural supports are available for those who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) individuals and Indigenous Elders.
About the COVID-19 vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada are safe, effective and will save lives. Vaccines do more than protect the people getting vaccinated, they also protect everyone around them. The more people in a community who are immunized and protected from COVID-19, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.
Reminder: Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and guidelines remain in place for everyone, regardless if they have received the vaccine. Please continue to practice COVID-19 safety behaviours, such as, avoiding gatherings, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, cleaning your hands often, coughing and sneezing into your elbow and keeping two-metres apart from others.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the best source of COVID-19 vaccine information.
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine
Attend a virtual town hall meeting featuring our Medical Health Officers who will provide information and respond to your questions.
When and how will other groups be able to register to get immunized?
Visit the Province of British Columbia's website for more details.
Is there a call list I can be added to for extra vaccine doses at the end of the day?
No. Members of the general public must wait for their age group to become eligible and then book an appointment to receive a vaccine. To avoid vaccine wastage at immunization clinics we only pull the doses needed to fulfill booked appointments each day. If doses remain after a clinic takes place, staff may put out a call through appropriate service providers to identify eligible people from our priority groups, as identified in the Province’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
Why should I get the vaccine?
Community immunity could be reached when a large majority of people in B.C. are immunized against COVID-19. When you choose to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you are helping save lives by protecting your household and your entire community from the virus.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone in British Columbia.
What should I know about side effects?
If you experience any unexpected reactions after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, call Fraser Virtual Care at 1-800-314-0999, available 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 8-1-1 outside of those hours.
Serious side effects after receiving the vaccine are rare. If you develop any serious side effects or a severe allergic reaction (including hives, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing), seek medical attention or call 9-1-1 right away. Tell them you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Health care professionals who become aware of an adverse event following immunization must report the event. Learn how to report an adverse reaction here.
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Vaccines save lives and protect our communities
COVID-19 vaccines are saving lives. Vaccines do more than protect the people getting vaccinated, they also protect everyone around them. The more people in a community who are vaccinated and protected from COVID-19, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe
Public health agencies around the world, like Health Canada, as well as the international scientific community, have concluded that the approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have questions, and are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, speak to your health care provider.
Even though the vaccines were developed in record time — thanks to a massive global effort and previous coronavirus research — they went through the same steps for approval as previous vaccines. Millions of people around the world have already been safely vaccinated. The vaccines are much safer than being infected with COVID-19.
Everyone will have the chance to be vaccinated this year
All British Columbians who want to be vaccinated will have that opportunity this year. It is free to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Instructions and information about eligibility are available at fraserhealth.ca/vaccine.
Help put the pandemic behind us. Register for your vaccine now.
Step 2: Book an appointment
You will be contacted when you are eligible to book a vaccine appointment.
Step: 3 Get vaccinated
Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment; wear a short-sleeved shirt and a mask. At the clinic, you will complete a check-in process, receive your first dose of vaccine and wait in an observation area for about 15 minutes. You will be notified when you are eligible to book your second dose.
COVID-19 safety remains a priority
Even after you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, continue to follow public health orders and practice good COVID-19 sense like washing your hands, getting tested and staying home when sick, keeping a safe distance from others and wearing a mask in public indoor spaces.
Get the facts about B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan and vaccine safety from trusted sources like Fraser Health, the Province of British Columbia and the BCCDC.
Thank you for doing your part to contribute to COVID-19 immunity in our community!
Sharing your personal vaccine story can help encourage others to be immunized as soon as it is their turn. If you have a story to share send it to us at email@example.com. We may contact you and/or publish it on our website and social media channels to help encourage others to be immunized as soon as it is their turn.
COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Fraser Health
WATCH: The vaccines arrive and the immunizations begin
WATCH: The first long term care recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in Fraser Health
Vaccine clinics for stage one of the provincial vaccine rollout strategy are reaching across Fraser Health. We have begun our dedicated immunization clinics for our most Rural and Remote First Nations communities in the Fraser Canyon.
WATCH: Unique drive-through option where you can be immunized in the comfort of your own vehicle.
WATCH: Naranjan receives his COVID-19 vaccine with the encouragement of a friend.