Last updated on September 29, 2023. Please see the sections "BCCDC Updates".
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 against COVID-19.
- Updated September 22, 2023 - Important Vaccination Information
September 22, 2023
MHO Newsletters: Fall influenza and COVID-19 vaccination starts soon
Updated MHO Newsletters on Fall influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations starting soon. Target audience includes Physicians & Nurse Practitioners and long-term care providers.
August 11, 2023
Fall COVID-19 vaccination
Information about an additional fall COVID-19 vaccine was added to the BCCDC Getting a Vaccine page.
August 4, 2023
COVID-19 vaccination toolkit for health professionals
Guidance and information on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination resources for health professionals in the province of British Columbia.
July 21, 2023
COVID-19 vaccination Q&A for health care providers
The Healthcare Provider Q&A on COVID-19 vaccines has been updated to incorporate content regarding the use of bivalent COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in the primary series. In addition, the viral vector vaccine content has been removed from the Q&A as these vaccines are no longer provided in BC.
June 30, 2023
The Janssen vaccine is no longer available in Canada. Updates were made to several COVID-19 pages for the public and health professionals. Content was also removed from the COVID-19 Vaccines SOPs and Immunization Manual.
The following documents were updated on the COVID-19 vaccination toolkit for health professionals page:
- 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.
Updated: September 29, 2022
- Island Health Updates
MHO Newsletter No. 353: Physicians & Nurse Practitioners - Fall influenza and COVID-19 vaccination starts soon
Posted on: September 22, 2023
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Guidance
Updated: February 11, 2022
Vaccine Distribution by Priority Population
- BCCDC Updates
- COVID-19 Vaccines FAQs
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs COVID-19 Vaccine Questions and Answers for Healthcare Providers (CANVAX)
COVID- 19 Vaccines for Persons with ARD
Updated: March 1, 2022
- 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)
- Medicago Vaccine - Covifenz
- Novavax vaccine
COVID-19 NovavaxVaccine Shipping, Storage, and Use Guidelines COVID-19 NovavaxVaccine Redistribution Guidelines COVID-19 Vaccine (Recombinant protein, Adjuvanted) NUVAXOVID™ Information was about the Novavax vaccine
- Moderna Vaccine
- Pfizer Vaccine
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) (BCCDC) Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: What you should know (Safety Evidence) (Government of Canada)
- 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)
Information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information.