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Do people in B.C. have to register for their second COVID-19 shot?

Last Updated Apr 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm PDT

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a pharmacy prototype clinic in Halifax on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

People who receive their first dose in B.C. are set to automatically be alerted when it's time for their second shot

B.C. is working with individual health authorities to ensure people are notified when it's time for their booster

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Lolita Cofman is a senior who recently received her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. She wants to know if she still needs to register for her second shot, so she can be alerted when it’s time for her to get it.


Anyone who’s already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. is automatically signed up to be alerted when it is time for their second dose to be administered.

The province is working with each health authority to ensure you are alerted when you are eligible to receive the booster shot.

Right now, second doses are being booked for delivery four months after the first dose has been given.

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Most people will be notified by email, text, or phone when they are eligible to book an appointment for their booster shot.

The date of your first dose is on the COVID-19 Immunization Record Card given to you on that day.

If you have lost that card, your immunization record can also be found online in the Health Gateway system provided by the provincial government.

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