As BC transitions into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the province announced all eligible adults will now be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments online starting Tuesday.
Beginning today, all eligible residents will now be able to register and book their vaccine appointments online.
“British Columbians faced the countless challenges of this past year with incredible courage,” said Premier John Horgan.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6th, people born in 1950 and earlier (71 and older), Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable may register to book their vaccine appointment.
Here’s how to register online to 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 telling you you are eligible to book, based on your age.
3. Get vaccinated: Visit a vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
The final step is visiting a vaccination clinic and getting vaccinated. The web portal is only for the age-based program including Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Those who are not comfortable booking online can call 1-833-838-2323 or in-person at a Service BC location.
To date, nearly 900,000 eligible British Columbians – or one in six – have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose.
If BC’s vaccine supply is delivered as scheduled, everyone in the province who is eligible for the vaccine will receive their first dose by the end of June.
From Thursday to Monday, BC health officials announced 4,040 new cases of the virus.
New cases were reported in these health regions since Saturday:
- Vancouver: 25,182 (+579)
- Fraser: 58,654 (+986)
- Vancouver Island: 3,521 (+100)
- Interior: 8,735 (+129)
- Northern: 5,681 (+95)
- Residents of other countries: 179 (+0)
There are now a total of 318 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 96 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
There have been 23 new deaths from COVID making the provincial death toll at 1,4686.
There are 8,490 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,989 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.