In an announcement made by John Horgan this afternoon, kids aged 12 to 17 in BC are now eligible to register to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
Those born in 2009 or earlier (12+) can get vaccinated alone, with their parents, or with a trusted adult.
Examples of trusted adults include: parents, grandparents, elder or relative.
Friend, neighbour or coach, social worker, community support worker, or teacher.
The BC Government is also offering household and group vaccination options for this age group to assist in this process.
Young people accompanying adults to the adult’s new vaccine appointment can also now register on-site, and do not need to be registered or booked in advance.
Multiple young people in a household can attend one booked appointment and be vaccinated together.
Currently, Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for this age category, with trials for Moderna currently in progress.
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
Once registered, you will be contacted to book your appointment.
For more information visit the BC Government’s Vaccination and Immunization page.