As of Sunday night, everyone 18 and over in BC can now book their COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 7 p.m. last night, the province began sending vaccine appointment invites to registered residents 18-years-old and up.
To receive a text message, people must be registered online through BC’s Get Vaccinated system. Those who have not yet registered can do so online, in-person at the nearest Service BC location, or through a provincial call centre (1-833-838-2323).
Anyone who is not registered should register now in one of three ways:
- 24/7, online: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
- through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time) at 1 833 838-2323
- in person at the nearest Service BC location
BC is moving forward on vaccine bookings this weekend. pic.twitter.com/gyYJmFNTyG
— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) May 13, 2021
Currently, over 50% of BC’s eligible target population of 4.3 million have received their first dose of vaccine, which equates to around 2 million people.
To register online, people need:
- their Personal Health Number (found on their CareCard or on the back of a driver’s licence or BC Services Card)
- postal code
- first and last names
- date of birth; and
- an email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages
As of this publication, there are currently 5,548 active cases with 149 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to Island Health.