COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines provide the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19. 

As immunity can wane over time, it is particularly important for seniors and people who are clinically vulnerable to be vaccinated, including a booster dose. 

Children aged 5-11: COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 will be provided at an Island Health clinic or public health unit in your community. Available locations will be displayed when you book your appointment.

Youth and adults: Vaccinations for people aged 12+ are provided at community pharmacies. Participating pharmacies are registered with the GetVaccinated system so you can make an appointment through the provincial online portal or call centre.

Anyone 12 or older, and six months from their Dose 2, is eligible for their booster. Please book your appointment today or call the provincial call centre if you need assistance at 1-833-838-2323.

Intermittent all-ages clinics will continue to be held in remote communities or areas without participating pharmacies.

Appointments are required at pharmacies and Island Health clinics.

  • Book an appointment online or by phone after you are contacted about your eligibility.

To make an appointment for newly approved Novavax or Medicago vaccines please call 1-833-838-2323 to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified when those vaccines are available in B.C.


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    Questions about COVID-19 or Vaccines?

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

    Feeling vaccine hesitant? Read our Vaccine Confidence FAQs

    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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    Where to get vaccinated

    People aged 12+ will receive their COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies. The list of locations will be shown when you make a vaccination appointment. 

    COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5-11 are administered primarily at Island Health public health units. The list of locations will be shown when you make a vaccination appointment. 

    All clinic locations and hours of operation are variable and may be adjusted to reflect local needs. 

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