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COVID-19 vaccinations in B.C.: What you need to know

Last Updated Jun 7, 2021 at 2:50 pm PDT

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine to Audrey Wiseman in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS-Andrew Vaughan-Pool
Summary

Province-wide online booking system opened April 6

When booking, you will need to share some information, including your Personal Health Number

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics started up in March for the general population, starting with the oldest British Columbians.

Bookmark this page for the latest information regarding dates, locations, and what you need to know about your appointment.

When will I get access to the vaccine?

Registration for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines is now open for all British Columbians aged 18 and up.

The province says people aged 18 and up (born in 2003 or earlier) who have registered are now being contacted to book their appointments at a clinic.

Kids aged 12 to 17 area also eligible and can register now for their vaccination.

Second doses:

  • If your first dose was Pfizer or Moderna:
    • You will be contacted about eight weeks after your first dose to book your second Pfizer or Moderna
    • You can mix and match Pfizer and Moderna only
  • If your first dose was AstraZeneca:
    • You can get AstraZeneca as your second dose. Your pharmacy will contact you about eight weeks after your first dose to book your second dose
    • You can get Pfizer or Moderna as your second dose by ensuring you are registered. You will be contacted after eight weeks to book your second dose.

How do I get in line for a vaccine?

A province-wide online booking system launched on Tuesday, April 6.

You may also register for booking by calling toll-free: 1-833-838-2323

You can also go in-person at a Service BC office.

After you register, you will be given a confirmation number, which you will need to book your actual appointment.

You will be contacted when you are eligible to book an appointment. That booking can be made online or by phone.

If you have health-related questions, you should call 8-1-1.

If you have any questions about non-health related information and services related to COVID-19, you should call 1-888-COVID19 (line open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

What information do I need when booking my appointment?

When you call, you will be asked for:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code
  • Personal Health Number (Note: If you do not have one, you can still receive the vaccine. However, you will not be able to register online)
  • A contact email address or phone number

You will NOT be asked for your SIN, driver’s licence number, or banking/credit card details.

An agent will arrange and confirm an appointment time and clinic location (see a full list below), and a confirmation message will be sent by email or text.

What should I know about my appointment?

You are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt and a mask to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you. You are also asked to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled start time. Everyone is allowed to bring one person for support, if they wish.

After you check in for your appointment at the clinic and receive your vaccine dose, you will be required to wait in an observation area for 15 minutes.

The province says to expect to be at the clinic for a total of 30 minutes.

Clinic locations by health authority:

Vancouver Coastal Health (1-877-587-5767):

Vancouver:

An asterisk (*) indicates an Indigenous focused clinic

ASK Friendship Centre

2177 W 42nd Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 2B7
March 15 – 17 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, March 18 from 11 am – 6:30 pm

Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 0C2
March 15  – 19 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, March 28 – April 2 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

Italian Cultural Centre

3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, B.C. V5M 3E4
March 22 – 26 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, April 4 – 9 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

Lu’ma Medical Centre*

2970 Nanaimo St., Vancouver, B.C. V5N 5G3
March 16 – March 17 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, April 6 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

Kerrisdale Community Centre – Seniors Centre

5851 West Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. V6M 3W9
March 22 – 26 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, March 29 – April 1 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, April 6 – 11 from 11 am – 6:30

Sunset Community Centre

6810 Main St., Vancouver, B.C. V5X 0A1
March 11 – April 3 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society*

449 E Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1P7
March 18 from 9 am – 4:30 pm, April 1 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

Vancouver Community College Test Collection Site – Impark Lot #865

1155 E. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5
March 15 – 21 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

West End Community Centre

870 Denman St., Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2L8
April 5  – 9 from 9 am – 4:30 pm

North Vancouver and West Vancouver

Those born in 1948 or earlier (age 73 and up) can call to book an appointment

ICBC Test Collection Site

255 Lloyd Ave., North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3G5
March 16 from 9 am – 4 pm, March 22 – 23 from 9 am – 4 pm, March 25 – 26 from 9 am – 4 pm

West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1K3
March 16 – 19 from 9 am – 4 pm, March 22 – 26 from 9 am – 4 pm

Richmond

Those born in 1948 or earlier (age 73 and up) can call to book an appointment

East Richmond Community Hall

12360 Cambie Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6V 1G4
March 20, 21, 27, 28 and April 10 – 11 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jackson Lam Adult Day Centre / Austin Harris Assisted Living

5411 Moncton St., Richmond, B.C. V7E 0A8
March 29, 30 and April 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

River Rock Casino Resort (The Show Theatre)

8811 River Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6X 3P8
March 16 – 20 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, March 23 – 27 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, March 30 – April 3 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, April 6 – April 10 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton

Those aged 18 and older (born in 2003 or earlier) living or working in Whistler can call to book an appointment

Pemberton Community Centre

7390 Cottonwood St., Pemberton, B.C. V0N 2L1

Squamish 55 Seniors Center

5604 Trail Ave., Squamish, B.C. V0N 3A0

Whistler Convention Centre

4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B4

Bowen Island

Those born in 1948 or earlier (age 73 and up) can call to book an appointment

Bowen Island Community School

1041 Mt Gardner Rd., Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G1

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Fraser Health (1-855-755-2455 or book online):

Those born in 1948 or earlier (age 73 and up) can call to book an appointment

An asterisk (*) indicates a clinic providing dedicated Indigenous cultural supports

Site Location Drive-through Hours
Abbotsford Abbotsford Ag Rec
32470 Haida Drive, Building 1
Enter through Gate 2
N 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daily
Abbotsford* Mamele’awt Community Indigenous Centre
3277 Gladwin Road
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friday to Saturday
Agassiz* Agassiz Public Health Office
7243 Pioneer Avenue
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Burnaby Burnaby COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
6110 Boundary Road
Y 11:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Daily
Burnaby Burnaby Hospital, 2nd Floor
Lecture Theatres A and B
3935 Kincaid Street
N 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends only
Chilliwack Chilliwack COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
9090 Newman Road
N 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Daily
Chilliwack* Tzeachten Community Hall
45855 Promontory Road
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday
Coquitlam/
TriCities
Coquitlam COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
Coquitlam Park and Ride (entry off of Mariner Way)
2796 Aberdeen Ave
Y

Walk-in available

9:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends
Coquitlam* Douglas College – Coquitlam
1250 Pinetree Way
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday
Delta Delta COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
4470 Clarence Taylor Crescent
N 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daily
Hope Hope COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
1275 7th Avenue
N 12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Hope* Hope Public Health Office
444 Park Street
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Langley Langley COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
KPU parking lot
20901 Langley Bypass
Y

Walk-in available

8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Daily
Maple Ridge* Golden Ears United Church Hall (Fraser River Indigenous Society)
22165 Dewdney Trunk Road
N 4:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Saturday9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday
Maple Ridge Haney Place Mall
11900 Haney Place
N 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Daily
Mission Mission COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
7324 Hurd St.
N 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Daily
Mission* Mission Friendship Centre
33150A 1st Avenue
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
New Westminster* Douglas College – New Westminster
700 Royal Avenue
N 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday
North Surrey Surrey North
10025 King George Boulevard
N 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Daily
South Surrey/
White Rock
South Surrey COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
South Surrey Park and Ride lot
3800 King George Boulevard
Y 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Daily
Surrey* Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre (FRAFCA)
A101-10095 Whalley Boulevard
N  

9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Saturday

 

Surrey Surrey 66 COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centre
14577 66th Avenue
Y

Walk-in available

 

9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Daily

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Interior Health (1-877-740-7747):

Location

Facility

Opening Date

Days Per Week

100 Mile House South Cariboo Health Centre
555 D Cedar Ave.
March 15 4
Ashcroft Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Centre
700 Ash-Casche Creek Hwy.
March 15 2
Alexis Creek Alexis Creek Community Hall
2620 Stum Lk Rd.
Mobile clinic: March 24
Barriere Barriere Seniors Centre
4431 Barriere Town Road.
March 24 2
Big Lake Ranch Big Lake Ranch Community Hall
4056 Lakeview Road
Mobile clinic: March 22
Castlegar Selkirk College
301 Frank Beinder Way
March 15 5
Chase Chase Community Hall
547 Shuswap Ave.
March 15 3
Celista Celista Community Centre
5456 Squilax-Anglemont Road
Moblie clinic: March 18
Clearwater Clearwater Community Health Centre
640 Park Dr.
March 22 2
Clinton Clinton Health & Wellness Centre
1510 Cariboo Hwy.
March 19 1
Cranbrook Cranbrook Curling Centre
1777 2nd St. North
March 15 7
Crawford Bay Crawford Bay School
16150 Walkley Rd.
Mobile clinic: March 24, 27, April 3
Creston Creston Valley Hospital-ED room A
312 15th Ave. North
March 15 5
Elkford Elkford Health Centre
212 Alpine Way
March 15 1
Enderby Enderby Seniors Centre
1101 George St.
March 15 2
Fauquier Fauquier Community Hall
5456 Squilax-Anglemont Rd.
March 18
Fernie Elk Valley Hospital Education Rm.
1505 5 Ave.
902 Highway 2
March 15 5
Golden Golden Curling Club
1412 9th St. South
March 15 5
Grand Forks Grand Forks Curling Rink
7230 21 St.
March 15 2
Horsefly Horsefly Community Hall
5772 Horsefly Rd.
Mobile clinic: March 19
Invermere Invermere Catholic Church
712 12th Ave.
March 15 5
Invermere Akisqnuk Community Centre
3050 HW-93
March 15 5
Invermere Shuswap Band Office
4846 Althamer Road
March 15 5
Kamloops North McArthur Park Rec. Area
1655 Island Pkwy
March 15 5
Kamloops South Tournament Capital Centre
910 McGill Rd.
March 22 5
Kaslo Victorian Community Health Centre
673 A Ave.
March 16 1
Kelowna Kelowna Health Services Centre
505 Doyle
March 17 1
Kelowna Trinity Hall
1905 Springfield Rd.
March 15 7
Keremeos South Similkameen Health Centre
700 3rd St.
March 15 4
Kimberley Centennial Hall
525 Archibald St.
March 15 5
Lillooet Lillooet Hospital and Health Centre
951 Murray St.
March 17 1
Merritt Merritt Public Health
3451 Voght St.
March 15 3
Midway Midway Health Unit
540 – 7th Ave
March 15 1
Nakusp Arrow Lakes Hospital
97 1 Ave.
March 15 3
Nelson Selkirk College
820 Tenth St.
March 15 5
Oliver Oliver Legion
6417 Main St.
March 15 4
Osoyoos Osoyoos Health Centre
4816 89th St.
March 15 3
Penticton South Okanagan Trade and Convention Centre
273 Power St.
March 15 5
Princeton Riversite Community Centre
148 Old Hedley Rd.
March 15 5
Revelstoke Revelstoke Community Centre
600 Campbell Ave.
March 15 3
Salmon Arm Salmon Arm Rec. Centre
170 5th Ave. SE
March 15 7
Summerland Summerland Curling Club
8820 Jubilee Rd. E
March 15 5
Sparwood Sparwood Health Centre
570 Pine Ave.
March 15 1
Tatla Lake West Chilcotin Health Care Centre

 

Mobile clinic: March 23
Trail Waneta Plaza
205 8100 Highway 3B
March 15 5
Vernon Vernon Rec. Centre
3310 37th Ave.
March 15 7
West Kelowna Westbank Community Centre
2466 Main St
West Kelowna, BC V4T 1Z1
March 22
Williams Lake Williams Lake Health Centre
540 Borland Ave.
March 15 4

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Island Health (1-833-348-4787):

Campbell River:

Campbell River Community Centre
401 11 Ave, Campbell River, BC V9W 4G2 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Courtenay:

Comox Valley Hospital – Ambulance Bay
101 Lerwick Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 0B9 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Comox Valley Health Unit
961 England Ave, Courtenay View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Duncan:

Cowichan Community Centre Gym
2687 James St, Duncan, BC V9L 2X5 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Esquimalt:

Archie Browning Sports Centre
1151 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 3N6 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm (M-Th), 9:00am-4:00pm (F-Sn

Ladysmith:

Aggie Hall
1110 1st Ave, Ladysmith View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Nanaimo:

Beban Park
2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Cedar Community Centre
2388 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1K3 View Map
Start Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Parksville:

Parksville Community Centre
132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Port Alberni:

Alberni Athletic Hall
3727 Roger Street, Port Alberni View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm

Port Alice:

Port Alice Health Unit
1090 Marine Dr., Port Alice View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Port Hardy:

Port Hardy Health Unit
7070 Market St Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm

Port McNeill:

Port McNeill Health Unit
1775 Grenville Pl, Port McNeill, BC,V0N 2P0 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Saanich:

Uvic McKinnon Gym
11 Gabriola Road View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Salt Spring Island:

Salt Spring Island Health Centre
160 Fulford-Ganges Road Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2T8 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Sidney:

Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm (M-Th), 9:00am-4:00pm (F-Sn)

Sooke:

SEAPARC Leaisure Complex
2168 Phillips Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0Y3 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Tofino:

Tofino Public Health Unit
265 First St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Victoria:

Eagle Ridge Arena
1089 Langford Pkwy, Victoria, BC V9B 0A5 View Map
Start Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
End Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

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Northern Health (1-844-255-7555):

Clinic times vary.

Atlin:

Atlin residents will be contacted based off the information registered with Northern Health.

Burns Lake and area

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Lakes District Hospital – Community Entrance
741 Centre Street, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0

Burns Lake North – Granisle and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Granisle Seniors Centre
9 Chapman St, Granisle BC

Burns Lake South – Southside and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Southside Health Centre
Grassy Plains, BC (10km south of Francois Lake ferry)

Chetwynd and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Primary Clinic Boardroom
5125 50th St SW, Chetwynd BC

Dawson Creek and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous peoples age 18+ and seniors born in or before 1951

Dawson Creek Health Unit – Multipurpose Room
1001 110 Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3

Dease Lake – Stikine and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Stikine Health Centre
BC-37, Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0

Fort Nelson and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous people age 18 (born in 2003) and up, other community members age 50 (born in 1971) and up

Fort Nelson Recreation Centre
550 Alaska Hwy, Fort Nelson, BC

Fort St. James and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Fort St. James Health Centre
111-250 Douglas Ave, Fort St James, BC V0J 1P0

Fort St. John and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous peoples age 18+ and seniors born in or before 1951

Fort St. John Health Unit – Multipurpose Room
10115 110 Ave, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6M9

Fraser Lake and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Fraser Lake Community Health Centre
130 Chowsunket St, Fraser Lake, BC V0J 1S0

Hazelton – Upper Skeena and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Erwin Stege Community Centre
3026 Boswer St, New Hazelton, BC V0J 2J0

Houston and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Coast Mountain College
3221 W 14 St, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0

Hudson’s Hope and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Hudson’s Hope Health Centre
10309 Kyllo St, Hudson’s Hope, BC V0C 2S3

Kitimat and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous peoples age 18+ and seniors born in or before 1951

Kitimat General Hospital Multi-purpose Room
920 Lahakas Blvd S, Kitimat, BC V8C 2S3

Mackenzie and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Mackenzie and Districe Hospital and Health Centre
45 Centennial Dr, Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0

Masset – Haida Gwaii North and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Howard Phillips Hall
1590 Cook St., Masset, BC V0T 1M0

Port Clements Elementary School
14 Park St, Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0

McBride and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

McBride Hospital and Health Centre
1136 5 Ave, McBride, BC V0J 2E0

Prince George and area:

Prince George Conference and Civic Centre
808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5L1

Prince Rupert and area:

Mass vaccination clinic complete

Quesnel and area:

Quesnel Community Health Centre
523 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J 2K7

Smithers and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous peoples age 18+ and seniors born in or before 1951

Coast Mountain College
3966 2nd Avenue, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

Stewart – Snow Country and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Stewart Health Centre
705 Brightwell St, Stewart, BC

Terrace and area:

Registration open to: Indigenous peoples age 18+ and seniors born in or before 1951

Terrace Sportsplex
3320 Kalum St, Terrace, BC V8G 2N6

Tumbler Ridge and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Tumbler Ridge Medical Clinic
220 Front St, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0

Valemount and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Valemount Golden Years Lodge
1300 Main St, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

Vanderhoof and area:

Vanderhoof Health Centre
3299 Hospital Rd, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2

Village of Queen Charlotte – Haida Gwaii South and area:

Registration open to: All community members 18 (born in 2003) and up

Queen Charlotte Community Hall
Bay St, Queen Charlotte, BC

Tlell – Parks BC, Naikoon Park Headquarters
Queen Charlottes Hwy, Tlell, BC

Sandspit – Airport
1 Airport Rd, Sandspit, BC V0T 1T0