Province reminds people to get a bivalent COVID-19 booster
People in British Columbia are reminded to get vaccinated with a bivalent COVID-19 booster for the most effective protection against the Omicron variants of COVID-19.
Those who were previously invited for a bivalent vaccine, but have not booked their appointment, are encouraged to do so by using the previous invite or requesting a new one by calling 1 833 838-2323.
B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program has helped keep people safe during the fall and winter months when respiratory infections increase. Since Sept. 1, 2022, 1,613,826 people have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster.
Those who received a monovalent booster in the summer of 2022 are eligible for a bivalent booster. People who received a monovalent booster six months ago will receive an invitation from the Get Vaccinated program to book an appointment for a bivalent.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) does not recommend a second bivalent booster dose for those who have already received one in the fall as they are still protected against COVID-19. Updated NACI guidance on the need for further bivalent boosters is expected in the coming weeks.
For information about the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/modelling-projections
For more information about COVID-19 booster shots, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster
To register with the provincial Get Vaccinated system or to get a new booking, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
To update your contact details on the Get Vaccinated system, visit: https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/change-contact-info