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General News · 2nd March 2021
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Vaccine call centres for seniors open March 8, 2021. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It's easy and safe to book over the phone.

Last updated: March 1, 2021

When you can call is based on your age
I'm born in 1931 or earlier (90+) or I'm Indigenous and born in 1956 or earlier (65+)
Please call the week of March 8.

I'm born in 1936 or earlier (85+)
Please call the week of March 15.

I'm born in 1941 or earlier (80+)
Please call the week of March 22.

Get ready to call
When you call your health authority, you'll be asked for:

• First and last name
• Date of birth
• Postal code
• Personal Health Number
You can find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver's licence, BC Services Card or CareCard.

We'll also ask you for contact information:

An email address that gets checked regularly
or
A phone number that can receive text messages

Editor's note: If you don't use email and don't own a cell phone that can receive text messages, go to the top of the Tideline Home Page, find MORE in the Navigation and select "Send us a message" from the dropdown menu. Fill in the form with your name and phone # and I'll give you a call and we can figure that part out.

WE WILL NEVER:
We will never ask you for your SIN, driver's licence number or banking and credit card details.

I'm calling for myself
Here's what happens when you call:

The phone agent verifies your age and asks for your personal information
You work with the phone agent to select an appointment time slot at a clinic close to home
The phone agent confirms your appointment time and clinic location
If you've provided contact information, you get a confirmation message sent by email or text

I'm calling on behalf of someone
Here's what happens when you call on behalf of someone:

The phone agent verifies who you are calling for and asks you to provide their age and personal information
You work with the phone agent to select an appointment time slot at a clinic close to the home of the person you're calling for
The phone agent confirms the appointment time and clinic location
If you've provided contact information, you get a confirmation message sent by email or text

Call your health authority
For Cortes/Quadra/Campbell River
1-833-348-4787 (Island Health)


https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/seniors

Details about the location of clinics to follow in the next week.