As part of the provincial effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Immunize BC team has now shared the timeline and process for registrants and their staff working in the community—categorized as “community health care workers”—to get priority access to COVID-19 vaccination booster doses.
In early January 2022, community health care workers will be invited to receive their booster, based on their interval from their Dose 2 vaccination. CSHBC registrants working in acute and residential care settings should have already received information on accessing their booster shots.
If this applies to you, you will need to TAKE ACTION NOW to get a priority access booster shot, including sharing information with staff/colleagues in your office/practice/business.
The College also urges any registrants who have not yet been vaccinated to register with BC’s Get Vaccinated system to book their first appointment and encourage any unvaccinated office staff/colleagues to book their first or second dose.
CSHBC has sent information to registrants with details about Immunize BC’s COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Program on how to register for the community health care worker booster vaccination list. Registrants should check their email inbox for information about access to booster vaccinations, sent by CSHBC on behalf of Immunize BC on December 16, 2021.
For College registrants who employ others, please share this information with your staff so they can also register for their booster shot.
Registration for this booster program requires a special Target Population Access Code, which is included in the information sent to registrants by email. The self-identification code is confidential and intended only for health care workers–it is non-transferable and anyone who is ineligible to use the code will be turned away at the vaccination clinic.
Further information about the Program is available on the provincial website, including contact information should you have additional questions.
The College will continue to communicate further information about BC’s Vaccination Program on behalf of the Ministry of Health and/or health authorities as they are received.