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