COVID-19 Vaccine

Find a community clinic near you: covid19.islandclinics.ca

Get vaccinated at any community COVID-19 clinic in Island Health

Appointments are available but not necessary. Everyone aged 12+ (born 2009 or earlier) is welcome, including those without Personal Health Numbers and/or people who are not B.C. residents. Second doses can be provided 28 days after your first. 

If you would like to book an appointment at a community clinic please call 1-833-838-2323 or go to getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca

Find a Vax Van near you

Island Health’s two Vax Vans are on the road visiting popular destinations in communities across Vancouver Island.  Drop by and get your first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This schedule will be updated regularly. 

See where the Vax Van is stopping next:

More dates, times and locations will be added soon. 

Community Location Date/Time
 

 

 

Post-Secondary Clinics

Island Health is working in partnership with post-secondary institutions to offer COVID-19 vaccines at many Vancouver Island campuses.  Post-secondary students and staff are welcome to attend any of  these temporary clinics to receive their first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Friends, family, and members of the public born in 2009 or earlier are also welcome to attend these clinics, including those who do not have Personal Health Numbers and/or people who are not residents of B.C.  Please bring your Proof of Vaccination card from your first dose or your Personal Health Number if you have them.  

Royal Roads University, (2005 Sooke Rd.)

  • Sept. 22: Pop-up clinic at the Dogwood Auditorium from 10 am. to 3 p.m

Proof of Vaccination

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. For detailed information please go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof 


People who are severely immunocompromised

People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems will generally have lower antibody responses from two COVID-19 vaccine doses. People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised will receive a third dose of vaccine. The first group to be provided with a third dose will be those most at risk. Please visit the BC government website for more details about that group

You will be contacted by the provincial Get Vaccinated system about how and when to receive a third dose. After receiving an email or text, you can visit any vaccine clinic for a drop-in appointment four weeks after your second dose. Starting October 6, you can also book an appointment online or by phone. You do not need a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated on your BC Vaccine Card. It is based on whether you have your first dose by September 13 and your second dose by October 24.


Questions about COVID-19 or vaccines?

Find answers at ImmunizeBC or on the British Columbia Government COVID-19 page.


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 the Friendship Centre in Victoria.


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