Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday

Lawrence Kim
April 6, 2021

Dr. Penny Ballem, executive lead for B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization program, said the province has worked "diligently and tirelessly" to get the online registration, booking and tracking system ready.

Arora said 50,094 people aged above 60 years have been administered the first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine and the second dose has been given to 2,895 such beneficiaries.

To preserve system capacity, residents are asked to wait until their age cohort is called to register.

According to the province, almost 770,000 eligible British Columbians have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

To register you will need to provide your name, date of birth, postal code, and Personal Health Number.

You will never be asked you for your social insurance number, driver's licence number or banking and credit card details.

You should only register when it is your turn.

Neither the phone number or website will be active before April 6, however, and registration is still expected to be divided by ages. People in other regions had to book their appointments by phone. This is based on age. That booking can be made online or by phone.

Starting Tuesday, all eligible British Columbians will be able to register to book their COVID-19 vaccinations online. "Every vaccine delivered makes all of us safer - let's keep our momentum going and get everyone who wants one, their first dose by Canada Day".

The Brazilian variant, believed to be three times more contagious than the previous COVID strain, is hitting towns like Whistler, leading the province to order Whistler-Blackcomb resort to close until April 19. An increase in call centre staff got the booking system back on track but Health Minister Adrian Dix faced calls to move up the launch of the online system, which is launching a week earlier than planned.

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