UPDATED: May 4, 2021
Dr. Bonnie Henry, MD, MPH, FRCPC
BC Provincial Health Officer
Dr. Deborah M. Money, MD, FRCSC
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Medicine, & SPPH
University of British Columbia
To access a vaccination booking, pregnant persons are asked to register at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
PLEASE NOTE: When you register, you will receive a confirmation number. Do not lose the number. You’ll need it later to book your vaccination appointment.
Please phone the call centre at
1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as being pregnant.
Don’t expect to book an appointment the same day you register. You will receive a text, email or phone call when you’re eligible to book an appointment.
The importance of registering is to ensure the pregnant person is in the system and will be sent an invitation for their second dose at the appropriate time.
Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text or phone call when they are eligible to book an appointment for their second dose.
The risks associated with contracting COVID-19 outweigh the theorized risk of being vaccinated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
The SOGC supports the use of all available COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada in any trimester of pregnancy and during breastfeeding in accordance with regional eligibility.
Research trials did not include pregnant women, which makes information limited. However, based on what we know about how these vaccines work, there is no theoretical reason to think they would be unsafe, or less safe in pregnancy. The COVID-19 vaccines do not contain live virus. Normally, we like to wait until more information is available, however we have to consider the very real risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy.