Vaccines in high-transmission neighbourhoods

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May 01, 2021

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Prioritizing neighbourhoods based on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations will protect more people. People born in 1981 or earlier (40+) who live in high-transmission neighbourhoods can register and get contacted to book their vaccine appointment on the same day.

Why high-transmission neighbourhoods get priority

Vaccines save lives and are an important tool in our fight against COVID-19. Prioritizing high-transmission neighbourhoods:

  • Protects more people
  • Slows the spread of COVID-19
  • Keeps our hospitals working

Determine eligibility

Postal code

You must live in a high-transmission neighbourhood. We use your postal code to confirm your neighbourhood.


People born in 1981 or earlier (40+).

Check if you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood

High-transmission neighbourhoods are located in 16 communities across B.C.

Fraser Health

  • East Newton
  • Fleetwood
  • North Delta
  • North Surrey
  • Panorama
  • Port Coquitlam
  • South Langley Township
  • West Abbotsford
  • West Newton
  • Whalley

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Kensington
  • Squamish
  • Brittania Beach
  • Pinecrest Estates
  • D’arcy
  • Renfrew-Collingwood
  • Sunset

Northern Health

  • Dawson Creek (Born in 1991or earlier, 30+)

Enter your postal code (for example, V1V 2V3) to confirm you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood. If your postal code isn’t listed, you are not eligible.

Register, then wait to be contacted

First, you need to register. After you register, wait to be contacted.

We contact you when you can book your vaccine appointment. You’ll book your appointment online or by phone.

When you get vaccinated, bring photo ID with your address to verify your postal code.

Fastest option: Register online

Register onlineIt takes 2 minutes and is available 24 hours a day.

To register online, you must provide:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code
  • Personal Health Number
  • An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages

Find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver’s licence, BC Services Card or CareCard.

Other registration options

By phone, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT)

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

At a Service BC office

Office hours vary by location. Check before you go.