Provincial Health Orders requires all medical staff working in Island Health facilities or under contract with Island Health (regardless of location of work) be vaccinated again COVID-19.
Important Mandatory Vaccination Dates
- Provincial Health Order for mandatory vaccination in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living takes effect.
- Updates from Provincial Workplace Health Services – Physician Services
Out of Province COVID vaccination reporting site
In our update dated June 18, 2021, we provided a provincial website that can be used to report out of province COVID-19 vaccination records. This site is no longer live.
Going forward, please provide any medical staff inquiring how to enter their out of province records with this updated link. https://immunizationrecord.gov.bc.ca/
Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns.
How to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Patients Vaccination
New: March 1, 2021
- Island Health Updates
- BCCDC Updates
- COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Updated: May 3, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (Immunize BC – BC Residents) COVID-19 Vaccine Questions and Answers for Healthcare Providers (CANVAX)
Valid contraindications and deferrals to COVID-19 vaccination
New: September 28, 2021
COVID- 19 Vaccines for Persons with ARD
Updated: June 29, 2021
First British Columbian vaccinated, COVID-19 immunizations begin
New: December 15, 2020
First delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations arrives in B.C.
New: December 14, 2020
- Resources for Health Professionals
BC Immunization Manual provides best practice guidelines for the provision of immunization services.
- All Vaccines: Immunization & Vaccine Training/Documentation
- Anaphylaxis and Adverse Events
Reporting Adverse Events (Reactions) Following Immunization (BCCDC) Anaphylaxis Protocol (Kit Version) Worksheet for Events Managed as Anaphylaxis Following Immunization (BCCDC)
- Moderna Vaccine
- Pfizer Vaccine
- AstraZeneca Vaccine
AstraZeneca/COVISHIELDVaccine Redistribution Guidelines
Updated: May 13, 2021
AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Vaccine FAQs
Updated: April 20, 2021
Recommendations for AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD Vaccines
New: March 30, 2021
Updated: March 25, 2021
First Deployment of AstraZeneca Vaccine in B.C.
New: March 15, 2021
AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
- Janssen Vaccine
New accordion content
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
Janssen Shipping, Storage and Use Guideline
New: May 1, 2021
Janssen Redistribution Guidelines
Updated: May 13, 2021
- Patient/Client information and Handouts
COVID-19 Vaccine After Care Sheet (COVID-19 mRNA vaccine) (BCCDC) First Nations Health Authority: The facts about COVID-19 Vaccines Patient Resource
(New: January 29, 2021)