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Vaccines for Youth

Vaccines for Youth

If you’re born in 2009 or earlier (12+), you’re eligible to get vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated is easy. You can go to your appointment by yourself, make plans with friends to get appointments at the same time or ask a parent or trusted adult to help you. 

Under the Infants Act, you can give consent as a mature minor to receive health care, like getting a vaccine. 

Get vaccinated by yourself or with your friends

If you want to get vaccinated by yourself or with a group of friends, you must each have an appointment.

To get an appointment you first need to register. After you register, you will receive a text or email to book your vaccine appointment. 

Register online or by phone

 

When you register, you must provide a Personal Health Number.  

You can find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver’s licence, BC Services Card or CareCard.

Get vaccinated with a parent, caregiver or trusted adult

A parent, caregiver, or trusted adult, can register all children born in 2009 or earlier (12+) in a household or group who need to get vaccinated. Following registration, the parent only needs to book 1 appointment.

For example, if a you only needs to get a 13 year old and a 16 year old vaccinated, register both. When you get a booking notification for either child, only book 1 appointment. Take both children to the appointment and both will get vaccinated. 

You can also book separate appointments for each child.

I am an adult and already have my vaccine appointment booked

You can bring your children with you and all get vaccinated at the same time. You don’t need to make your children an appointment. To save time at the vaccine clinic, it’s best to register children before you arrive.

I am an adult and still need to book my vaccine appointment

As the adult, first you need to register and then book your appointment. Then you can bring your children with you and get vaccinated at the same time. You don’t need to make your children an appointment. To save time at the vaccine clinic, it’s best to register children before you arrive. 

 

Register online or by phone

 

When you register, you must provide a child’s Personal Health Number.  

Depending on the child’s age, you can find their Personal Health Number on the back of their B.C. driver’s licence, BC Services Card or CareCard.

What to expect at the vaccine clinic

When you arrive at the vaccine clinic, you will complete a check-in process. It’s also a good idea to bring one piece of child identification, for example:

  • BC Services card
  • B.C. driver’s licence
  • School ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank card

Be an influencer – encourage others to get vaccinated

Encourage others to get vaccinated. Here’s what you can do:

  • Post a TikTok video, Facebook post, Instagram story, share a Snapchat or on any other social media platform!
  • Use the hashtag #journey2immunity, tag @InteriorHealthbc, and share the link www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca, and encourage people to register for the vaccine.
  • Personalize your message. Here is a draft idea to use:

“I’m getting the vaccine for [LIVE MUSIC/INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL/HOCKEY/POPCORN & MOVIES AGAIN/RESTAURANTS/FESTIVALS]. Join me on the #journey2immunity and register at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca