BC's proof of vaccination requirements


In British Columbia (BC), proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be 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.

Starting Monday, Sep 13, you must have at least one dose. By Sunday, Oct 24, you must be fully vaccinated.

All students, faculty and staff must complete an online, confidential declaration of their vaccination status.

If you haven’t been vaccinated 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.

UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for students who haven’t been vaccinated, or choose not to disclose their vaccine status.

UBC Vaccine Clinic

Drop into the Ponderosa North Building Ballroom on Oct 21, 22, 28, and 29 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, to get your COVID-19 vaccination. You'll need to bring a government-approved picture ID and documentation of previous COVID-19 vaccinations.

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 will consider requests for accommodation from students. For more information about requesting accommodation, please contact info.accessibility@ubc.ca.

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 September 22, 2021, and may be subject to change. Get the latest updates on British Columbia's response to COVID-19.