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Get the BC Vaccine Card

By 09/07/2021September 18th, 2021News, Covid-19

Get the BC Vaccine Card

Get my Vaccine Card

You can save the digital version to your phone or tablet or print a paper copy to carry in your wallet. Both options are accepted everywhere.

Step 1: Log-in securely

To log-in securely, you need to provide your:

  • Date of birth
  • Personal Health Number (PHN)
  • Date you got dose 1 or dose 2

If you already have a Health Gateway account, log-in with your BC Services Card App.

Step 2: Save or print

After you’ve securely logged in, you have 2 options:

  • Save a digital copy of your card to your phone or tablet. We recommend saving to your photo album or downloads folder
  • Print a paper copy and keep it with you

You can save or print a card for yourself or someone else, like a youth or parent.

Step 3: Show your card

Have your card ready when entering a business.

They’ll look at your vaccine card and also check your government ID.

Enjoy events, businesses and services in B.C.

Feel safe knowing that everyone around you is vaccinated.

Places your vaccine card is required for entry

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

The requirement applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+) and covers:

  • Indoor ticketed sporting events
  • Indoor concerts, theatre, dance and symphony events
  • Licensed restaurants and restaurants that offer table service (indoor and patio dining)
  • Pubs, bars and lounges (indoor and patio dining)
  • Nightclubs, casinos and movie theatres
  • Gyms, exercise facilities/studios, pools and recreation facilities
  • Businesses offering indoor group exercise
  • Indoor adult group and team sports for people 22 years old or older
  • Indoor organized events with 50 or more people. For example: Wedding receptions, organized parties, conferences and workshops
  • Indoor organized group recreational classes and activities like pottery, art and choir
  • Post-secondary on-campus student housing

Note: Proof of vaccination is not required to vote in-person in the September 20 federal election or at advance polling places.

Vaccination key dates

September 13: Partially vaccinated

By September 13, you must be partially vaccinated to access some events, services and businesses.

You’re partially vaccinated with 1 dose.

October 24: Fully vaccinated

By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated to access some events, services and businesses.

You’re fully vaccinated with 2 doses.

I’m not vaccinated yet

You won’t be able to access some events, services and businesses.

Privacy and your vaccine card

Every BC Vaccine Card has a unique QR code

Every BC Vaccine Card comes with a unique QR code. B.C. is using the SMART Health Card QR code format, a requirement of the federal government. This means the QR code only stores the absolute minimum level of information and is not connected to other health records.

Don’t share your QR code on social media. This is a personal document. 

Checking ID

Events, businesses and services will ask to see your BC Vaccine Card and a piece of valid government photo ID, for example:

  • B.C. driver’s licence or BC Services Card
  • Passport
  • Photo ID issued by another province or territory

Vaccine card transition period to September 26

To give everyone time to get their BC Vaccine Card, up to and including September 26, you can show other forms of proof of vaccination:

Families and caregivers

You can share copies of your vaccine card with your family and loved ones. We recommend emailing copies to family members or printing multiple copies.

Parents should carry a copy of their child’s vaccine card with them. You are allowed to have multiple copies.

Students and youth

Post-secondary students

Proof of vaccination is also required for some on-campus housing.

Out-of-province students

You can use your provincial/territorial or international proof of vaccination.

We recommend you get a BC Vaccine Card. To get a card, you have to get your immunization record added to the provincial system. Submit your information as soon as you arrive in B.C.

Youth aged 12 to 18

Youth aged 12 to 18 can carry their own BC Vaccine Card, or have a trusted adult carry it for them.

Youth are not required to show valid government photo ID.

Canadian Armed Forces

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces don’t need to get a BC Vaccine Card.

You can use your National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card and your National Defence ID card.

People who don’t have B.C. ID

People who don’t have a B.C. ID are also required to show proof of vaccination. You might not have B.C. identification if:

  • You’re visiting from another place
  • You just moved here

People from other provinces or territories

People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:

  • Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
  • Valid government photo ID

International visitors

International visitors must show:

  • Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada (like ArriveCAN)
  • Passport

What if I don’t have access to a smartphone, computer or printer?

Ask a friend or family member for help

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, computer and printer, ask a friend or family member to help you print your card from the website.

Order a copy by phone

You can order a paper copy by phone.

Note: You can’t request a paper copy for someone else.

Call: 1-833-838-2323 | Translators are available

Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT)

Telephone for the Deaf: Dial 711

Video Relay Services (VRS) provides sign language interpretation free for registered deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people.

Print a copy at a Service BC office

You can print a copy of your card at all Service BC offices.

Office hours vary by location. Check before you go:

Note: If you need a printed copy for a child, you must bring them with you to the office.