Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for youth aged 12 to 17. British Columbia is expanding the COVID-19 Immunization Plan to include this age group.
Youth are excited to protect themselves and their families.
Children aged 12 to 17 can register to get vaccinated now by going to www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated, calling 1-833-838- 2323 or in person at any Service B.C. centre. Once child(ren) are registered in the provincial system they will be contacted at a later date via the method they indicated (either email or text) to book their vaccine appointment.
Household and group vaccination options are also available to make it easy for households to be immunized at the same time. Multiple young people in a household can attend one booked appointment and be vaccinated together.
Young people accompanying adults to the adult’s new vaccine appointment can register on site and do not need to be registered or booked in advance. Just let clinic staff know you have arrived.
Ensure all family members bring identification and ideally, their personal health card if they have one.
In the coming days, schools will receive an information package to be shared with families with key information such as how to prepare for and what to expect during your child’s vaccine appointment.