Whole Community Approach


Island Health will take a “whole of community” approach to immunization in communities where: 

  • there is a small population, and 
  • there are barriers to accessing larger immunization clinics (i.e., requiring ferry, air or 3+ hours of ground travel) 

Island Health will return to administer second doses in all communities where first doses were offered using this approach. At that time, anyone who still needs a first dose, including youth aged 12-17, will be able to get one. 

Second Dose clinics (also for first doses, including 12-17 year olds)

Clinic Location Dates Clinic Location Dates
Sayward June 9 & 10 Kyuquot June 16
Zeballos June 18 Port Renfrew Starting June 15
Woss June 7-8 Cortes Island Starting June 21
Lasqueti Island June 25 & 26 Tahsis June 25
Sonora Island June 11 Sointula June 15-17
Gold River June 14 & 15 Bamfield Starting June 23
Port Hardy Starting June 10 Port McNeill Starting June 5
Tofino Starting June 8 Port Alice Starting June 24
Thetis Island June 16 & 17 Ucluelet Starting June 10
Gabriola Island Starting June 28 Galiano Island Starting June 20
Mayne Island Starting June 14 Quadra Island Starting June 27
Denman Island  June 16 & 17 Pender Island  Starting June 23
Saturna Island June 17 Hornby Island Starting June 21
Protection Island June 25 Piers Island June 29

* Some clinic dates may be extended based on need

Booking information

All bookings into whole community clinics are done through the provincial Get Vaccinated booking system. Residents who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago should already have been invited to book a second dose appointment. Anyone who wants to book a first dose must register to book an appointment. 

Visit gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated to register and for more information. 

What information do I need to provide?

You, or the person calling for you, will need to provide your:

  1. Legal first and last name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Post code
  4. Personal health number (aka: care card)
  5. Phone number (a direct line to you or your support person)

**Information is changing rapidly at this time, please visit the province's COVID-19 Immunization Plan for the latest updates. Then check back here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t make the clinic on the date(s) Island Health is scheduled to come?

If you cannot make the dates scheduled for your community you can book a vaccine appointment in one of our larger clinics once your age cohort is eligible. Watch our webpage for more information about who is eligible and how to register.  

I live on a small island adjacent to a location where a whole community clinic will be. Can I attend that clinic? 

Yes. If you live on a remote island or area, and a whole-community clinic is not scheduled there, you can attend the nearest clinic. Please be clear about where you live with call centre staff when booking. 

Will I have to prove that I live in a community where whole of community clinics are held?

Yes, your home community will be confirmed when booking your appointment. If you live in an area that will be served by a larger clinic (not in a remote area) – you will be required to wait for your age cohort and attend the nearest clinic to you. 

How will I be notified about 2nd doses?

Island Health will be reaching out about clinics and appointments for second doses in the future. We will be sharing that information with community leaders and posting on our website.  

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