Next week, BC residents aged 50 years and older (born 1971 or earlier) that are registered to get a COVID-19 will start receiving an email or text notification inviting them for their appointment to get vaccinated.
Only those who are registered through BC’s Get Vaccinated system will receive an email or text.
Anyone who is not can book online, through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., or at the nearest Service BC location.
People 50 and up can expect to start receiving the email and text notifications on the following days:
- Friday, April 30: 56 and up (1965 or earlier)
- Sunday, May 2: 54 and up (1967 or earlier)
- Tuesday, May 4: 52 and up (1969 or earlier)
- Thursday, May 6: 50 and up (1971 or earlier)
To get your vaccination have your personal health card number, postal code, first and last name, date of birth and an email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages to register online.
People who do not have a personal health number can register by phone or in person. Translations are available in more than 140 languages over the phone.
To date, 1,749,375 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 90,296 of which are second doses.
Over 40,000 people are being vaccinated in BC a day.