More than 1.8 million British Columbians are being invited to register for their COVID-19 vaccine in the week ahead as the provincial vaccination program moves forward.
A new schedule for age cohorts to register ensures people know when it is their turn.
Monday, April 19 – Registration opens for people aged 40 and up
Tuesday, April 20 – Registration opens for people aged 35 and up
Wednesday, April 21 – Registration opens for people aged 30 and up
Thursday, April 22 – Registration opens for people aged 25 and up
Friday, April 23 – Registration opens for people aged 18 and up
The fastest way to register is online at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.html
To register, people need their personal health number(found on their CareCard or on the back of their driver’s licence or BC Services Card), their 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.
Registration is the first step.
Once registered, people will be contacted when it is their turn to book a vaccine appointment. People over 63 have already been invited to book.
Anyone over the age of 55 is also eligible to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in local pharmacies throughout the province.
Since the start of the vaccination program, more than 1.1 million people in BC have registered and more than 400,000 have booked their shot.
As of April 17, 2021, more than 1.2 million people in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose.