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Info on COVID-19 vaccinations for post-secondary students

August 9, 2021

Island Health answers your most frequently asked questions

As a new academic year draws near, Island Health wants to ensure that every student is protected against COVID-19. Immunization is easier and more convenient than ever. Please review the information below for instructions and information.

Do you need one or more doses of vaccine?

COVID-19 protection requires two doses of vaccine. Anyone who needs immunization can book an appointment in advance or simply walk in to any COVID-19 immunization clinic within Island Health to receive a dose quickly and easily.

Want to make an appointment?

Appointments are readily available at all COVID-19 Immunization Clinics. First, register online at or call 1-833-2323. Receive a confirmation number and follow the instructions to make an appointment.

Prefer to drop into a clinic?

Visit COVID-19 Immunization Clinics to find a clinic near you. Drop in without an appointment or personal health number to get your first dose or second dose of vaccine. Second doses will only be given 28 or more days after the first dose.

Trusted sources of information 

BC Centre for Disease Control

BC Government’s COVID-19 Page

ImmunizeBC FAQs

Were you vaccinated outside of BC?

Island Health wants anyone who received COVID-19 vaccines in another province or country to submit their vaccination record. This is particularly important for international students, as additional vaccination may be recommended. Do this as soon as possible.

1. Register online: or by phone at 1-833- 838-2323.

2. Submit your official vaccination record at

3. Be notified about COVID-19 vaccination needs.

Download the info sheet:


Info for post-secondary students on COVID-19 vaccination

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