Immunization Support Opportunities

Island Health is organizing and opening immunization clinics across our region.

We need to build multi-disciplinary teams to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the population living within the Island Health geography. 

Depending on the day, location and profession, you may play a variety of roles designated for health professionals, including: assessing patients; preparing vaccines; administering and documenting immunizations; monitoring patients, post-vaccination; and, more. 

A safe, flexible, team-based approach will be key to success in this changing context.

Clinics will be increasing in size and scope through the months of March and April. We will be contacting applicants as quickly as we can to assess their qualifications, fit and availability, and to assign them to an immunization clinic.

Time commitments are somewhat flexible and clinic hours and duration will vary by community and month. Most clinics will be operating 7-days a week, morning to evening, from now until November. We ask you to consider signing up for consistent shifts (specific days of the week, or any schedule for a specific month) and indicate your preference and availability for days, evenings, and/or weekends on your application. 

Joining the immunization team will not change when you receive your vaccination. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided to support your safety when working in the clinic and you will be scheduled for your immunization based on the provincially prescribed timelines for your age and risk cohort. 

Island Health will be collating responses from all of these sources and connecting with interested individuals in the coming weeks.

Use this drop down menu to select your role: 

Clinical Roles: Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics and other unionized providers

If you are a nurse, pharmacist, or other regulated profession covered by a collective agreement, please use the Expression of Interest specific to your bargaining association.
Immunizers will need to complete online training aligned with your professional designation, as per BCCDC Education and Training Recommendations

Medical Staff: Midwife, Nurse Practitioner or Physician

Please use this Expression of Interest.

*Please note - if you have already identified your interest through a Division of Family Practice, the Doctors of BC link, or are a retired physician who has been in contact with Island Health’s Medical Affairs Department, you do not need to reapply here. 

Non-Clinical Roles
Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Volunteers are supporting COVID-19 Vaccination clinics in non-clinical roles. If you would like to learn more please visit our Volunteer Resources and Engagement page by clicking here. 

Help us Promote Vaccination

Getting the word out: People are most influenced by those they trust. Help us encourage each other to spread the word about who is eligible to receive the vaccine now, and how to schedule an appointment. Information on eligibility and registration:  islandhealth.ca/covid19vaccine

Follow our social media channels and share when we share, or post a selfie and tag us @VanIslandHealth or use the hashtag #VaxChamp.

Help a family member, help a friend: There will be people who need help registering and who need support to get to a clinic. These efforts make a real difference – and can be offered locally. This is an incredible opportunity to mobilize and be a force of good! 

Spread vaccine confidence: It is ok to have questions about the vaccines and how they work. This past year we’ve all experienced a new virus, a new pandemic – for the first time! Turn to trusted resources for answers, and when you’re a part of conversations where the topic comes up, share the facts and build vaccine confidence in our communities.

Trusted sites:  

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