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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: https://www.bcpharmacy.ca/resource-centre/covid-19/vaccination-locations

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

Independent and assisted-living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings:

Active outbreaks:

Vancouver Coastal Health – no facilities

Fraser Health – three facilities

  • Brookside Lodge (second occurrence)
  • 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:

  • Lions Gate Hospital
  • Richmond Hospital