Proof of vaccination and the BC Vaccine Card – Province of British Columbia – Government of B.C.

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Travelling soon? Get your federal COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

Proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses in B.C. Get your BC Vaccine Card today.
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Last updated: December 7, 2021
To log in securely, you need to provide your:
If you already have a Health Gateway account, log in with your BC Services Card App. 
Get my BC Vaccine Card
After you've securely logged in, you have 3 options:
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. 
I need help saving my digital copy or printing a paper copy
When you access your BC Vaccine Card through the website, a Save a Copy button appears under the QR code.
To print a paper copy, select File > Print in your web browser, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P (Windows) or Command + P (Mac).
When you print your vaccine card:
You can test the scan at home using the BC Vaccine Card Verifier app.
If the Save a Copy function doesn't work on your browser or device, you can take a screenshot of your vaccine card and QR code instead.
Screenshots will normally be saved to either your desktop or your Pictures folder.
Screenshot commands may vary based on your device, operating system and settings. If you still need help, check the device manual or contact the manufacturer. 
I don't have access to a smartphone, computer and printer
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.
You can also print the card at your local library.
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
Outside Canada and the USA: 1-604-681-4261
Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT)
Statutory holidays, 9 am to 5 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.
You can print a copy of your card at most Service BC offices. Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey locations don't offer printed copies​.
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. 
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. 
BC Vaccine Card on a phone and tablet
An example of a paper BC Vaccine Card
This content is a summary of the PHO order – Food and Liquor Serving Premises (PDF, 402KB) and PHO order – Gatherings and Events (PDF, 483KB) documents. It is not legal advice and does not provide an interpretation of the law. In the event of any conflict or difference between this webpage and the order, the order is correct and legal and must be followed. 
By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of full vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses in B.C. 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:
You don't have to show proof of vaccination at places like:
Your QR code is not connected to other health records. B.C. uses the SMART Health Card QR code format, a requirement of the federal government.
Don't share your QR code on social media. This is a personal document. 
Each QR code contains:
In B.C., businesses that scan your QR code are required to use the BC Vaccine Card Verifier app. The app only displays:
Businesses aren't allowed to keep a copy of this information without your consent.



Events, businesses and services will ask to see your BC Vaccine Card and a piece of valid government photo ID, for example:
If you have legally changed your name, but your vaccine card still shows your old name, you should:
If the name on your B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card does not reflect your current name, you should update your ID.
For example, your current name may be different if you've recently been married, divorced or legally changed your name. 
Learn more about what you can do if you're not able to update your ID.
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. 
Proof of vaccination is also required for some on-campus housing.
You can use your provincial/territorial or international proof of vaccination. If you want, you can get a BC Vaccine Card. There are 2 steps to get a card:
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.
Children aged 5 to 11 are not required to show proof of vaccination.
Members of the Canadian and US Armed Forces don't need to get a BC Vaccine Card.
Canadian Armed Forces can use their National Defence Canada COVID-19 vaccine record or card and National Defence ID card
Visiting US Armed Forces can use their US Military proof of vaccination and US Military ID card. 
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:
People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:
International visitors must show:
My immunization record is wrong
If you believe your immunization record is wrong, you'll need to get it updated. 
Update my immunization record
Note: It takes about 4 to 7 days to process.
I got dose one or two in another province or country
If you got one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in another province or country, you must:
Update my immunization record
Note: It takes about 10 to 14 days to process.
I've lost or forgotten my PHN
If you can't find or remember your PHN, the call-centre team can look it up for you. 
Call: 1-833-838-2323 | Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT), translators are available
Outside Canada and the USA: 1-604-681-4261
I haven't been vaccinated yet
If you haven't been vaccinated yet, you will find it difficult to access some events, services and businesses.
You must be registered with the Get Vaccinated system. 
Register and get an appointment
My BC Vaccine Card doesn't match my ID
If the name, gender or appearance on your ID doesn't match your current name, you should update your ID
If you can't update your ID, you can:
Review Trans Care BC's guidance for Two-Spirit, transgender and non-binary people.
 




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