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Getting vaccinated in BC

International students are eligible to be vaccinated in BC!

If you are unvaccinated, see how to get vaccinated for COVID-19. If you don’t have a Personal Health Number (PHN) yet, you will need to register by phone. A PHN will be created for you when you register. (*Important: This temporary PHN is not medical insurance. You still need to apply for the BC Medical Services Plan [MSP] as soon as possible).

If you are partially vaccinated or were vaccinated outside BC, see do I need another vaccine in BC?

  • If it is recommended that you get another dose, follow the instructions to submit your current vaccination record and register for your vaccination.
  • If you do not need another dose, follow the instructions to submit your current vaccination record, register in BC’s immunization registry, and download your BC Vaccine Card or Canadian Proof of Vaccination document.

If you require any help registering for your vaccination or downloading your proof of vaccination documents, contact the UVic Self-isolation Program at or +1 250 472 4984.

Proof of vaccination for boarding a plane or train in Canada

As of June 20, 2022, vaccination is no longer required to board an airplane or train in Canada. You must still wear a mask throughout your journey as well as comply with any other health requirements that may be in place for passengers. For more information, see COVID-19 Boarding flights and trains in Canada.

You do not need a COVID-19 test to board a plane or train in Canada unless you are flying to a country that requires it. Make sure to research the entry requirements of your destination before you travel.

If you are entering Canada from another country, you must continue to follow all entry requirements such as vaccination and testing (if applicable). Please see Planning your travel for details.

Proof of vaccination documents
Canadian Proof of Vaccination document
  • The Canadian (federal) proof of vaccination can be used when travelling within and outside of Canada.
  • To get your document, go to and use your Personal Health Number (PHN) to download your document. Save a digital copy to your phone and/or print a paper copy.
  • If you plan to use this document for travel to other countries, be sure to research whether or not it will be accepted in your destination.
  • See About the Canadian COVID-19 proof of vaccination for current information.
BC Vaccine Card (proof of vaccination) 
  • As of April 8, 2022, there is no requirement for events, services or businesses to check proof of vaccination. Individual businesses and event organizers may opt to continue to require proof of vaccination for entry to their premises. For information about this program, see Proof of vaccination.
UVic self-declaration (vaccination status)

Proof of vaccination is not required to be a UVic student. However, all students, staff, and campus community members are required to self-declare their vaccination status. For more information, see self-declaration.

Updated June 2022🡹