Rural and Remote Community Plan


Between October 26 to November 30, 2023, Island Health’s immunization teams will visit specific remote communities in Island Health to provide COVID-19 and influenza (flu) vaccinations to all eligible people.. 
Appointments are required to receive the COVID-19 and influenza (flu) vaccines at an Island Health clinic or at one of the many pharmacies now participating in the immunization effort.

Starting in early October, invitations to book an appointment for COVID-19 and influenza (flu) vaccines will be sent through the Get Vaccinated system. You will receive a text, email or phone call when it's your turn to book. The locations available for your appointment will be listed in the online system when you are booking online or discussed with you if booking by phone. If you haven’t registered already, visit or call 1-833-838-2323

For more information and registration, visit How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or Influenza vaccine (flu vaccine).

News & Events

Walk-in availability makes it easy for families to get immunized heading into the holiday season

Walk-in availability makes it easy for families to get immunized heading into the holiday season

Now is the best time to get your influenza and COVID-19 immunizations to provide protection as we head into the holiday season and gather with loved ones.

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Child getting immunized at an Island Health facility

Reducing barriers and increasing access supports families to get immunized

For physicians Aaron Childs and Sonja Mathes, vaccinating their three children is a matter of course. 

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Child and mother

Children under five years now eligible to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Beginning August 2, 2022, all people over the age of six months in B.C. can now receive protection against the COVID-19 virus, following Health Canada’s approval of the vaccine specifically formulated for children between the ages of six months and five years old.

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