All eligible adults in B.C. will soon be able to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online.
The three-step process will begin on Tuesday, April 6, but Premier John Horgan is urging residents to wait their turn before logging on and booking an appointment.
There are three steps involved to register and book your vaccine appointment:
1. Register: First, register when it is your turn and get a confirmation code.
2. Book: Book a vaccine appointment when you get an email, text or phone call advising you are eligible to book, based on your age.
3. Get vaccinated: Visit a vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, people born in 1950 and earlier (71 years of age and older), Indigenous people 18 years of age and older and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable may register to book their vaccine appointment through the province's new Get Vaccinated system in one of three ways:
• Online by clicking here.
• By telephone through a provincial call centre, toll-free at 1-833-838-2323.
• In person at the nearest Service BC location.
"We encourage everyone in B.C. to get their vaccine at their first opportunity when it is their turn," Minister of Health Adrian Dix said.
Check in regularly to know when it is your turn to register by clicking here.
People ages 55 to 65 on the Lower Mainland continue to be eligible to book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating pharmacy near them. That program is expected to be expanded to Kamloops later this week.
As of April 5, nearly 770,000 eligible British Columbians — or one in six among the population of about 5.1 million — have received their first dose of vaccine, while more than 87,000 people have received their second dose. If B.C.'s vaccine supply is delivered as scheduled, everyone in B.C. who is eligible for the vaccine will receive their first dose by the end of June.