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Media Contacts

Ministry of Health

250 952-1887 (media line)


Immunization eligibility

Age-based program:

Anyone 12 years or older may now register and book their appointment online: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated  
Or by calling 1 833 838-2323 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time).

First responder and worker program:

Health authorities are contacting workplaces to arrange for workers to be vaccinated. This program is continuing to be phased in, focusing on communities that are at highest risk.

AstraZeneca pharmacy program:

All remaining AstraZeneca vaccine is being held for dose-two booster immunizations. Participating pharmacies are listed on the BC Pharmacy Association website: 

Independent and assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Active outbreaks:

Vancouver Coastal Health – no facilities

Fraser Health – two facilities

  • Chartwell Carlton Care (second occurrence)
  • Cherington Place (second occurrence)

Northern Health – one facility

  • Heritage Manor

Interior Health – one facility

  • Spring Valley Care Centre

Island Health – no facilities

Acute-care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks:

  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Richmond Hospital

Historical assisted-living outbreaks in Vancouver Coastal Health declared over:

  • Chalmers Lodge Assisted Living
  • Terraces on 7th Assisted Living