In a press release Thursday, BC’s Ministry of Health announced people who are pregnant can now book their COVID-19 booster vaccine. 

Health Officials are recommending pregnant people receive their booster during pregnancy to ensure optimal protection for themselves and their baby. 

This recommendation has resulted in the time between second doses and booster doses to be shortened to at least eight weeks from their second dose for pregnant people.

It is currently recommended that booster doses be administered six months after one’s second dose to ensure longer-lasting protection. 

Those who indicate they are pregnant when they call the Get Vaccinated system will receive an invitation for a booster shot. 

To date, approximately 1,800 people have already stated that they are pregnant and will automatically receive an invitation to book their dose when they become eligible.

Those who have not registered with the Get Vaccinated system can register online, by phone (1-833-838-2323) or in-person at a Service BC Centre.