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How the B.C. vaccine card will work

New vaccination certificate rolls out next week

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
  • 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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