Entering Phase 2 of BC\’s Vaccination Program

Inclusion BC released further information about the current rollout of Phase 2 of BC\’s Immunization plan.

As noted by Inclusion BC, Phase 2 of BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan has begun. Over the next few weeks, regional Health Authorities will be inviting seniors 80+ years, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) peoples 65+ years and Indigenous Elders, to call their toll-free phone-lines and schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccination.

Inclusion BC continues to advocate for all people with an intellectual disability, who have not already received their vaccination, to be prioritized at the beginning of Phase 3. Further clarity on Phase 3 prioritization for persons with an intellectual disability are expected in the coming days.

Please visit your regional Health Authority vaccine clinic location website (found below) to read further details on age-related COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria. Fraser Health is offering both phone-call and online bookings; all other Health Authorities are offering phone-call bookings only.

All Health Authorities request persons booking an appointment only do so when their age-based eligibility date begins. Persons who missed their age-based eligibility dates can book a vaccination appointment any time after their eligibility begins.

Family members or caregivers can call and book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment on behalf of persons needing support.

Regional Health Authority Vaccine Clinic Locations
Websites for regional Health Authority vaccine clinic locations are now online. Bookings for persons eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 2 began on March 8, 2021; with vaccination appointments set to begin on March 15, 2021.

Booking COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments
When calling to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, regional Health Authorities will ask for:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code
  • Personal Health Number (PHN) found on the back of a BC driver\’s license, BC Services Card, or BC Care Card. *PHN is not required but will save you time when booking an appointment
  • Contact information (email address or phone for a text message)

You will never be asked for your Social Insurance Number, driver\’s license number, or banking and credit card details.

As CVS receives more details about the COVID-19 vaccination program related to the individuals we serve, we will update everyone through our website.