Get the BC Vaccine CardGet 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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:
- Wallet-sized immunization record card (given out at vaccine clinics)
- Printed immunization record from Health Gateway
- Immunization record from your pharmacy (AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD)
- National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card
- Provincial Immunization Registry record (used by Interior Health and others)
- ImmunizeBC record (used by First Nations Health Authority and others)
- Health authority immunization records:
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
Proof of vaccination is also required for some on-campus housing.
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.
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 must show:
- Proof of vaccination they used to enter Canada (like ArriveCAN)
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:
- Find a Service BC office close to me
- Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey don’t offer printed copies
Note: If you need a printed copy for a child, you must bring them with you to the office.