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COVID-19: If I don't have a B.C. vaccination card, can I still get a second dose?

Last Updated Jun 4, 2021 at 10:27 am PDT

Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

You can access your COVID-19 immunization record online through the Health Gateway portal

British Columbians do not need to have a physical COVID-19 immunization record card to get a second dose

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One of our listeners says they were never provided with a physical “Immunization Record Card” when they got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in B.C.

“No one mentioned it or gave me one. Is an actual card necessary to receive the second shot?”


If you didn’t get a paper copy of your immunization record, don’t worry.

According to the province, you’re given the option to receive a paper and digital copy of the record when you get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The digital version is available on the Health Gateway portal, which you need to register for.

Anyone 12 years and older with a BC Services Card can access the Health Gateway.

A copy of your immunization record is also stored on the province’s online database, and is accessible to you, public health, and your doctor.