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COVID-19 VACCINES – BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia’s public health department is handling the rollout of the COVID-19 immunization program.

There is currently limited Covishield/AstraZeneca vaccine in pharmacies however some locations may still have vaccines available.

Eligible Patients: Find a vaccinating pharmacy near you and book your appointment

Find a vaccinating pharmacy near you.

Select pharmacies in BC will be providing first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 12 and over. Select Pharmasaves in the Lower Mainland are participating in this pilot. Appointments must be booked through the BC Provincial COVID-19 Get Vaccinated system. Find more information or register online here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register

For more information on British Columbia’s COVID-19 vaccinations, click here.

Pharmasave is aware of the questions you may have regarding the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. We continue to follow the guidance of Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and jurisdictions across Canada. For more information, please read more at National Advisory Committee on Immunization: Summary of updated vaccine statement of June 17, 2021.

Prepare for Your Appointment

  • You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors using the BC COVID-19 screening criteria. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been told to self-isolate, do not come to the pharmacy.
  • You will be asked to complete a consent form. You can complete the consent form at home and bring it with you to the pharmacy. A consent form is available here.
  • You will be asked to wear a mask or face covering.
  • Bring your health card with you to the pharmacy.
  • Wear loose clothing with short sleeves. The vaccine will be given in your upper arm.
  • Arrive on time for your appointment and not early.
  • Limit the number of people who come to the pharmacy.
  • After your vaccine you will be asked to wait in the pharmacy for 15 minutes or as determined by the pharmacist.

The COVID-19 vaccine requires 2 doses. The pharmacy will provide you with information about your second dose.

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