Coronavirus FAQ: We answer your questions


Got questions? We’ve got answers.

A common theme in these uncommon times is uncertainty. When will I get my vaccine? When will things get better? Chances are if you’re wondering, so is someone else.

We’re here to get you the information you need. Below, you’ll find a list of all the questions we’ve been asked to date, and the best answers we can provide. If you have a question you don’t see listed, ask us through the form at the bottom of the page.

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Question: If I don’t have a B.C. vaccination card, can I still get a second dose?


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


Question: Do people 18 years of age have to hotel quarantine in B.C. after international travel?


Question: Is Canada’s hotel quarantine mandatory even if you live by yourself?


Question: Do I still need the COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already recovered from the virus?


Question: Can you go on EI for mental health related reasons during the pandemic?


Question: Should people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 postpone their vaccine appointment?


Question: Can I get my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine while visiting my home in Arizona?


Question: Is the COVID-19 vaccine required for everyone or are there exemptions?


Question: Can I ride in a car with my vaccinated friend?


Question: Can I walk across the border into Canada and take a taxi home, instead of a hotel?


Question: Do B.C.’s new COVID-19 rules let me drive to my cabin?


Question: How will people in B.C. with chronic health conditions know when they can get a COVID vaccine?


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


Question: Can I travel to the U.S. to repair my cottage if I’ve received my COVID-19 vaccine?


Question: Is Canada’s hotel quarantine mandatory if you’ve gotten both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine?


Question: Can I get my first COVID-19 vaccine dose in B.C. and second in Ontario?


Question: Can I cross the border into the U.S. to finalize a property sale?


Question: Do visitors from Ontario have to quarantine upon arrival in B.C.?


Question: Can two people flying back to Canada together quarantine in the same hotel room?


Question: What does the COVID-19 vaccine actually do?


Question: Can you book more than one COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a time?


Question: Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?


Question: One year of COVID-19: What have we learned?


Question: What is a pandemic?


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