COVID-19 Vaccine

Everyone in BC aged 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) can make a vaccination appointment.

Register Today:

Online: Getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca

By Phone: 1-833-838-2323

Phone line is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm. Translators are available.

Dial 7-1-1 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.


What information do I need to register?
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code
  • Personal Health Number
  • An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages
What happens after you register?

After registering, watch for an email, phone call or text message with more information on how to book your appointment. You may not get a notice to book your appointment on the same day you register. 

Where are the clinics located?

Visit https://covid19.islandclinics.ca/ for clinic locations.

Do I need to register for my second dose? 

If you got your first dose of vaccine:

  • Anyone who booked their first dose vaccination appointment before April 6, or who received their first dose at a community pharmacy, should register in the provincial system to receive a notification about their second dose appointment. This includes anyone who received their vaccine at a whole community clinic. 
  • If you are unsure if you are registered in the provincial system please call 1-833-838-2323.
Information for youth (12-17), parents & caregivers

If you're born in 2009 or earlier (12+), you're eligible to get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated by yourself, with your parents or with a trusted adult. It is important to register. 

Go to https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/youth for more information. 

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.
Go to https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/cev for more information. 

People who were vaccinated at a community pharmacy

Anyone who received their first dose at a community pharmacy should register in the provincial system to be notified about their second dose. 

What is herd immunity?

Click here for information.


Whole Community Clinics

Island Health took a different approach to provide vaccinations to people in smaller and remote communities. First dose clinics in those communities will be complete soon. Immunization teams will return to these communities to provide second doses, as well as first doses for community members who still need them. It is important that everyone in these communities be registered in the provincial system in order to be notified about their second dose appointment. Read more.


Culturally Safe Experiences for Indigenous People

Island Health acknowledges that historical and current health system trauma may result in Indigenous individuals not wanting to visit a health authority site to be vaccinated. To address this, we are working in close partnership with First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation British Columbia and Friendship Centers across Vancouver Island to improve cultural safety in all areas of health-care.

Indigenous people and communities continue to be prioritized, resulting in early access to vaccine, especially for communities exposed or vulnerable to COVID-19.

Our goal is to provide a welcoming and culturally safe environment at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. In addition to employing staff from Indigenous partner organizations, Island Health is working closely with Indigenous partners to have vaccines delivered in First Nations communities and at Friendship Centres in Victoria, Port Alberni and Port Hardy.


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