From September 13, 2021 to January 31, 2022 (with a possibility of extension), showing proof of vaccination will be required to access some businesses and events. This does not apply to essential businesses such as grocery stores.
As of September 13, people will be required to present their BC Vaccine Card showing partial vaccination (Dose 1).
As of October 24, people will be required to present their BC Vaccine Card showing they are fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals who are able to request their BC Vaccine Card online can go to: gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard
You will need to enter your Personal Health Number (PHN), date of birth and date of dose 1 or 2.
If you have Health Gateway and the mobile BC Services Card, you can sign in with that to obtain your BC Vaccine Card.
Once you have access to your BC Vaccine Card, you can save a copy to your mobile device such as in the photo album or download folder or print it out to carry with you.
The BC Vaccine Card has a QR code, which is essentially a barcode that businesses can scan using an app. Or, the businesses will perform a visual check of your BC Vaccine Card along with your government-issued ID.
Individuals who can’t access the electronic BC Vaccine Card can ask a friend, family member or support person to print their BC Vaccine Card for them, visit a Service BC office, or call 1 833 838-2323 to receive a copy in the mail.
WESN will be working on determining their processes this week to implement on September 13, as access to some social, recreational and educational programs and events will be affected.
Last Updated: 07-Sep-2021