BC vaccine card now the only acceptable proof of vaccination status

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The BC vaccine card is the only acceptable proof of vaccination for British Columbians to access certain businesses and recreational activities starting today (Sept. 27).

The transition period, which allowed people to present the paper record of immunization received at the time of their vaccination appointment, ended on Sunday, Sept. 26, according to the province. 

“More than 3.1 million British Columbians have already received their BC Vaccine Card, allowing them to attend events and indoor recreational settings more safely,” said Adrian Dix, minister of health. “The smartest, safest and soundest decision right now for everyone eligible is to get vaccinated. We encourage all British Columbians to get their shot and download their BC Vaccine Card today.”

The card is required for discretionary settings, including most restaurants and indoor events, through provincial health officer orders.

The BC vaccine card includes a secure individualized QR code and image showing the holder is either “vaccinated” or “partially vaccinated.” People are required to have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and both doses by Oct. 24, to enter these settings.

People can get their BC vaccine card online and keep a digital copy on their mobile device by taking a screen shot or saving the digital copy to the device’s photo album or downloads folder, or they can print a hard copy to present when entering designated businesses and events.

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