Booking your COVID-19 vaccination just got a little bit easier, thanks to a new service the province has rolled out.
The BC Government has developed a new tool that will allow recipients to receive a text message or email once they are eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine, and it’s only a few simple steps to sign up.
It’s as easy as heading online to this website, filling in the required information, and how you want to be contacted once your age group is eligible.
All you need is your full name, postal code, and Personal Health Number (found on your BC Services Card) along with the way you prefer to be contacted – text message, or email – and the service will send you a notification once it’s time for you to book your appointment.
It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll receive a confirmation message right away.
According to the province’s website, the tool has been created to help them gather information on the amounts of vaccines needed in BC.
Additionally, beginning today, all eligible residents will now be able to register and book their vaccine appointments online.
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.