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Do I have to register for a second dose if my first was through a work program?

Last Updated Jun 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm PDT

Illustration of vaccine against coronavirus COVID-19. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM

Province's website says everyone must register, even those who got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at work

By registering, you are providing the provincial registry with your most current information

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Mahwisb says they were vaccinated through a work program and didn’t register for their first dose. They ask: “Do I have to register myself now so I can get notified for my second dose?”


The first step to getting a COVID-19 vaccine in B.C. is registering with the provincial government so you’re in the system for your second dose.

According to the B.C. Government website, everyone must register with the Get Vaccinated system, even those who got their first dose at work so you can be contacted when it’s time for your second shot.

Health care workers are among those who have to register online, even if they received their first dose before the B.C. government registration site launched.

Doctors of B.C. is also asking doctors, other health care providers, and medical office assistants who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to register on the provincial website to ensure they are contacted with an invitation for their second dose.

By registering, workers will be able to give the provincial registry their current contact information so it’s easy to reach them when it’s time.

You can register online, over the phone, or at a service B.C. office.

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