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​COVID-19 Vaccines

Bivalent vaccine booster dose appointments are now available for those 18 years-of-age or older. Please see below for bivalent eligibility requirements.

As of September 12, BCHU will no longer offer the original monovalent vaccine as a booster for those 18-years of age or older. All booster doses will be administered by appointment only.

Currently, the Moderna bivalent vaccine is the only bivalent vaccine approved by Health Canada.

COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to under 5 years of age and booster doses for children 5 to 11 are by appointment only. Please note: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine approved for booster doses for children aged 5 to 11.

As part of a health care setting, masks will continue to be required while attending our COVID-19 vaccine clinics.


Who is eligible to receive a bivalent booster dose?

A bivalent vaccine can only be used as a booster shot after the completion of the primary series (i.e., first and second doses). To receive a bivalent booster, a minimum of three months must have passed since your last dose (i.e., second, third or fourth dose) of COVID-19 vaccine. The recommended interval to receive a bivalent booster dose is six months since your last dose.

As of September 23, 2022, all those 18 years-of-age or older, who have had at least three months pass since their last dose, can receive a bivalent booster dose.

Eligibility will be checked at the time of the appointment. Those who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not receive a vaccine at their scheduled appointment time.



COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking form

Online booking is available for the following populations:

  • Individuals aged 6 months to under 5 years:
    • 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, 8 weeks after 1st dose
    • 3rd dose, 8 weeks after 2nd dose (only for those who received the Pfizer pediatric vaccine series)
  • Individuals aged 5-11:
    • 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, 8 weeks after 1st dose
    • 3rd/booster dose, at least 3 months after 2nd dose
  • Individuals aged 12-17:
    • 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, 8 weeks after 1st dose
    • 3rd/booster dose, at least 3 months after 2nd dose
  • Individuals aged 18+:
    • 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, 8 weeks after 1st dose
    • Booster (bivalent) dose, at least 3 months after last dose
  • Moderately or severely immuno-comprised individuals aged 12 and over:
    • 1st dose
    • 2nd dose, 8 weeks after 1st dose
    • Booster (bivalent) dose, at least 3 months after last dose
Eligibility will be checked during the booking process and on your appointment day. Those who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not receive the vaccine.

Eligible individuals aged 5+ may also book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment through select pharmacies and primary care settings participating in the vaccine rollout.

We strongly recommend online booking. If you are unable to book online, please ask a family member, loved one or friend for assistance. If you are unable to book online, please call 519-753-4937.

If you have questions or concerns surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, our on-site clinic staff can assist you.

For those with questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, have a fear of needles or just need a little bit of extra time, we recommend booking an appointment to ensure our staff have enough time to meet your needs.