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)
There are two groupings in this approach:
- Group one: local clinics for seniors age 80+ and Indigenous people age 65+ (now complete)
- Group two: whole of community clinics for 18+
Whole of community clinics for 18+
|Clinic Location||Dates||Clinic Location||Dates|
|Sayward||23 & 24 March||Kyuquot||23 March|
|Zeballos||24 March||Port Renfrew||24 & 25 March|
|Woss||25 March||Cortes Island||25, 26, 27 March|
|Lasqueti Island||29 March
1, 8, 9, 12 April
|Tahsis||29 & 30 March|
|Read Island||31 March||Sointula||1, 6, 7, 8, 9 April|
|Gold River||6, 7, 8 April||Bamfield||7 & 8 April|
|Port Hardy||Starting April 12||Port McNeill||Starting April 12|
|Tofino||Starting April 12||Port Alice||Starting April 12|
|Thetis Island||April 28 & 29||Ucluelet||Starting April 12|
|Gabriola Island||Starting May 17||Galiano Island||Starting April 20|
|Mayne Island||Starting April 13||Quadra Island||Starting May 3|
|Denman Island||Starting April 28||Pender Island||Starting April 28|
|Saturna Island||Starting April 19||Hornby Island||Starting May 3|
|Protection Island||May 21||Piers Island||May 12|
Residents of the communities with scheduled clinic dates can currently be booked for appointments. Other communities will be able to call as soon as their clinic dates are known.
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:
- Legal first and last name
- Date of birth
- Post code
- Personal health number (aka: care card)
- 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.