COVID-19 Vaccination for Medical Staff

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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

October 13: 
October 26: 


COVID Vaccine Confidence FAQs




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.

Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns.


How to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Updated: April 12, 2021


Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Patients Vaccination
New: April 8, 2021


Underserved: Communicating Effectively about COVID-19 Immunization

New: March 1, 2021

Island Health Updates 

COVID Vaccine Confidence FAQs
New: October 15, 2021

IH.gif COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Guidance
Updated: October 8, 2021

3 Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine
New: April 13, 2021

IH.gif COVID-19 Post-Immunization Symptom Screener
New: April 9, 2021
IH.gif ImmsBC Vaccination Clinic — Clinician Scripts 
New: April 6, 2021

BC Immunization Plan - Phase 2

New: March 1, 2021


Weekly Update about Island Health's COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Updated: May 5, 2021

IH.gif Vaccine second dose re-scheduled
New: January 25, 2021
IH.gif Memo: Update on vaccination appointments
New: January 22, 2021
IH.gif Immunization campaign update
New: January 20, 2021
IH.gif Vaccine Distribution by Priority Population
IH.gif Pfizer Vaccine Delay
New: January 15, 2021
IH.gif COVID-19 vaccine orders for physicians/NPs caring for residents in LTC: A Message from Dr. Margaret Manville
New: December 31, 2020
IH.gif Long Term Care Facilities Providers now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine and plans for future distribution
New: December 31, 2020
IH.gif COVID-19 immunization effort starts Dec. 22 | A message from Dr. Richard Stanwick
New: December 21, 2020


BCCDC Updates
CDC Guidelines for Request for Exemption
New: October 8, 2021

BC Vaccine Card Poster
New: September 15, 2021


Proof of Vaccination
New: August 24, 2021

CDC Why your 2nd dose is important
Updated: August 27, 2021

Adverse Events Following Immunization

Update to Communicable Disease Control Manual
Updated: October 15, 2021

CDC Interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines in BC
New: July 2, 2021
CDC mRNA Vaccine Effectiveness (VE): 1st Dose
New: June 30, 2021
CDC Updates to Immunization Manual
Updated: September 2, 2021
CDC Vaccination FAQs for Health Care Providers
New: May 6, 2021

Immunosuppressive Therapies and Timing with COVID-19 Vaccination
New: July 22, 2021

CDC COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Canada
Updated: July 15, 2021

COVID- 19 Vaccines for People with Significant Neuromuscular Conditions 

COVID- 19 Vaccines for People with Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorders 
New: June 25, 2021


COVID-19 vaccination at a glance
Updated: June 4, 2021

CDC Guidance Document on the Management of Inadvertent Vaccine Errors
New: June 4, 2021

Choosing which vaccine to get for your 2nd dose

Second dose considerations
Updated on: June 29, 2021

CDC Adverse Events Following Immunization
Updated: May 21, 2021
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Information Children Aged 12-17
Updated: September 7, 2021

COVID-19 Information for Health Professionals in Cancer Care
Updated: April 26, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Health Professionals
Updated: June 21, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine
Updated: May 13, 2021

CDC Vaccine Considerations 
Updated: March 23, 2021

Vaccinations for special patient populations (clinically extremely vulnerable)
Updated: April 27, 2021


Guidance and Information on COVID-19 Vaccines for Providers
Updated: September 23, 2021

Click on the tab labelled Special Patient Populations inc. those who are clinically Extremely Vulnerable. 

CDC Vaccination Aftercare: Possible Symptoms After Vaccination
Updated: July 6, 2021

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: What you should know

New: March 1, 2021 

CDC Provincial Phased Priority Plan and Eligibility 
CDC Public health statement on deferral of second dose COVID-19 vaccine in BC
Updated: March 3, 2021

Dashboard (mobile and most browsers)

Dashboard (Internet Explorer users)

New: January 19, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs

BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Program Question and Answer Document for Health Care Professionals
New: January 25, 2021


The New England Journal of Medicine - COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

BCGov COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Updated: May 3, 2021
Clickhere COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (Immunize BC – BC Residents)
Clickhere COVID-19 Vaccine Questions and Answers for Healthcare Providers (CANVAX)

Government News

BCGov Valid contraindications and deferrals to COVID-19 vaccination
New: September 28, 2021
BCGov COVID- 19 Vaccines for Persons with ARD
Updated: June 29, 2021

Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Vaccine rollout


First British Columbian vaccinated, COVID-19 immunizations begin
New: December 15, 2020

Clickhere 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.


Resources for health professionals: Guidance and information on COVID-19 vaccines for providers (BCCDC)


Monitoring vaccine uptake, safety and effectiveness 


All Vaccines: Immunization & Vaccine Training/Documentation
Clickhere PHSA eForm Application COVID-19 Immunization Public Health: Island Health (LearningHub online course)
Clickhere PHSA eForm Application COVID-19 Immunization Public Health: Island Health Reference Guide

PHSA eForm Application COVID-19 Immunization Public Health: Island Health Competency Checklist

Clickhere Dry Ice Handling Safety Training (LearningHub online course)


Anaphylaxis and Adverse Events 
Clickhere Reporting Adverse Events (Reactions) Following Immunization (BCCDC)
Clickhere Anaphylaxis Protocol (Kit Version)
Clickhere Worksheet for Events Managed as Anaphylaxis Following Immunization (BCCDC)


Moderna Vaccine

Moderna approval for 12-17 year olds
New: August 30, 2021

Clickhere  Moderna Vaccine Shipping, Storage, Thawing and Use Guidelines
Updated: August 13, 2021

Moderna Vaccine Redistribution Guidelines
Updated: August 13, 2021

Clickhere COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine mRNA-1273 (Moderna)

Moderna vaccine (mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2) product monograph

Clickhere COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine mRNA-1273 (Moderna) (BCCDC)
Clickhere Health Canada Moderna vaccine product descriptions (Government of Canada)
Clickhere Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: Authorized with conditions (Government of Canada)


Pfizer Vaccine

Pfizer Shipping, Storage, Thawing and Use Guideline

Pfizer Redistribution Guidelines

Pfizer Partial Tray Distribution Guidelines

Updated: August 12, 2021

Clickhere COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech)

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine product monograph

Clickhere Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Clickhere COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) (BCCDC)
Clickhere Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: What you should know (Safety Evidence) (Government of Canada)


AstraZeneca Vaccine
CDC AstraZeneca/COVISHIELDVaccine Redistribution Guidelines
Updated: May 13, 2021

AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Vaccine FAQs
Updated: April 20, 2021

CDC Recommendations for AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD Vaccines
New: March 30, 2021

AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Shipping, Storage, Thawing and Use Guideline

 AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Redistribution Guidelines

Updated: March 25, 2021

BCGov First Deployment of AstraZeneca Vaccine in B.C. 
New: March 15, 2021
CDC AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

What I need to know about the AstraZeneca Vaccine 

Janssen Vaccine

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Clickhere 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 (BCCDC)

Common Questions

Clickhere COVID-19 Vaccine After Care Sheet (COVID-19 mRNA vaccine) (BCCDC)
CDC First Nations Health Authority: The facts about COVID-19 Vaccines Patient Resource
(New: January 29, 2021)