COVID-19 Vaccine | Island Health
Book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination
You can book your appointment online at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated or call 1-833-838-2323.
Appointments are available to anyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+). Anyone living in Island Health is welcome, including those without personal health numbers and/or people who are not residents of B.C.
Find a community clinic near you: covid19.islandclinics.ca
While appointments are strongly recommended, clinics have drop-in availability for:
Please make an appointment if you have received an invitation via text, email or phone call for your:
- Second dose
- Third dose
- Booster shot
Use the drop-down menu below to find more information on:
- Proof of Vaccination
By order of the Provincial Health Officer, proof of vaccination will be required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. For detailed information please go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof
- People who are severely immunocompromised
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems will generally have lower antibody responses from two COVID-19 vaccine doses. People who are moderately to severely immunocompromised will receive a third dose of vaccine. The first group to be provided with a third dose will be those most at risk. Please visit the BC government website for more details about that group.
You will be contacted by the provincial Get Vaccinated system about how and when to receive a third dose. After receiving an email or text, you can visit any vaccine clinic for a drop-in appointment four weeks after your second dose. Starting October 6, you can also book an appointment online or by phone. You do not need a third dose to be considered fully vaccinated on your BC Vaccine Card. It is based on whether you have your first dose by September 13 and your second dose by October 24.
- Booster Doses in BC
Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to all British Columbians approximately six to eight months after their second dose. People who are at highest risk of COVID-19 will be among the first groups to be invited for their booster. For information on booster doses, visit the Government of BC website.
- Questions about COVID-19 or vaccines?
Find answers at ImmunizeBC or on the British Columbia Government COVID-19 page.
- Culturally Safe Experiences for Indigenous People
Island Health acknowledges that historical and current health system trauma may result in Indigenous individuals not wanting to visit a health authority site to be vaccinated. To address this, we are working in close partnership with First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation British Columbia and Friendship Centers across Vancouver Island to improve cultural safety in all areas of health-care.
Indigenous people and communities continue to be prioritized, resulting in early access to vaccine, especially for communities exposed or vulnerable to COVID-19.
Our goal is to provide a welcoming and culturally safe environment at COVID-19 vaccine clinics. In addition to employing staff from Indigenous partner organizations, Island Health is working closely with Indigenous partners to have vaccines delivered in First Nations communities and at the Friendship Centre in Victoria.
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