Update: COVID-19 vaccination information for students

August 13, 2021

Following changes in the vaccination interval between first and second doses for the COVID-19 vaccine, Island Health has provided updated information on vaccinations for the upcoming academic year.

Students, faculty or staff who have not received any COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment in advance, or simply walk-in to any COVID-19 immunization clinic within Island Health to receive their first or second dose quickly and easily. Second doses will be given 28 days or more after the first dose.

Anyone who received their COVID-19 vaccines in another province or country should submit their vaccination record as soon as possible. This is particularly important for international students as additional vaccination may be recommended. There are three easy steps to submitting a vaccination record and determining vaccination needs:

  1. Register online at getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or by phone at 1-833-838-2323.
  2. Submit official vaccination record at immunizationrecord.gov.bc.ca
  3. Be notified about COVID-19 vaccination needs.

Learn more:

Information sheet for post-secondary students from Island Health

Letter to post-secondary partners from Island Health

Island Health’s COVID-19 immunization clinics

Immunize BC – COVID 19 FAQs

Submit/update your immunization record

Contact information

Rodney Porter

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Camosun College