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How the B.C. vaccine card will work

New vaccination certificate rolls out next week
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The province unveiled more details of its B.C. vaccine card on Tuesday, which goes into force next week. Certain businesses will need to verify patrons’ COVID-19 vaccination status if they are to be granted entry.

Here’s how the new initiative will work when it rolls out September 13:

Businesses/events that will require proof of vaccination

  • Restaurants (indoor/outdoor dining), pubs
  • Organized indoor events such as weddings, business conferences
  • Concerts, clubs, cinemas, casinos
  • Fitness centres, adult sports, indoor group exercise activities
  • Indoor ticketed sporting events like the BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver Canucks


How to apply

  • Visit http://gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard
  • Entering personal health number, date of birth and date of either the user’s first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose
  • Save digital version to mobile device or print off paper copy from website
  • If one does not have computer or internet access, call 1-833-838-2323 to get a paper copy mailed


What businesses need to know

  • Verify users’ vaccination status by downloading BC Card Vaccine Verifier (not yet available) and scanning QR code featured on users’ digital cards or paper copies
  • Verify vaccination status visually by looking at the card and checking the user’s name and vaccination details
  • Confirm that the user’s government-issued photo ID matches the name of B.C. vaccine card

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