BC's proof of vaccination requirements


In British Columbia (BC), proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to access certain events, services, and businesses in the province. Getting vaccinated keeps everyone in BC safe, and stops the spread of COVID-19.

UBC no longer requires regular rapid testing or vaccine declarations except as needed to comply with the relevant Public Health Orders. Review the UBC Broadcast announcement for updates to the UBC COVID-19 Rapid Testing program.

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet

If you haven't yet, make a plan to receive your COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for all UBC students, including international students. You can drop in to a clinic near you, or register for an appointment to get your vaccine.

International student information

If you're an international student, you are encouraged to get a Personal Health Number (PHN) to use the online vaccination booking system. Call 1 833 838 2323 from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week, to get a PHN. Translators are available.

Limited personal information will be collected, such as your name, date of birth and address. You do not need to provide proof of a Social Insurance Number or proof of immigration status.

Proof of vaccination

Your BC Vaccine Card shows proof of your vaccination and grants you access to certain events, services, and businesses. You can save the digital version to your phone or tablet or print a paper copy.

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Vaccine accommodation information

UBC recognizes that it may not be possible for some students to meet the vaccine or rapid testing requirements to participate in curricular or co-curricular activities.

The Centre for Accessibility for the Vancouver campus and the Disability Resource Centre for UBC Okanagan consider requests for accommodation from students.

More about exemptions

Students from outside of British Columbia

If you received the COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere

If you were vaccinated in another province or country, no matter what vaccine you received, you can upload your information to get your BC Vaccine Card. If you need a BC Personal Health Number to upload your information, call a BC Services agent at 1 888 268 4319, then upload your COVID-19 immunization record.

You are required to complete all of the following if you received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in another province or country:

Check your eligibility for the vaccine if you were vaccinated against COVID-19 outside of Canada for guidance on if it’s recommended to get an additional COVID-19 vaccination in British Columbia. A doctor will determine the appropriate dose.

Additional resources

This information was updated on Feb 3, 2022, and may be subject to change. Get the latest updates on British Columbia's response to COVID-19.