Can my children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Question: 

Can my children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Answer: 
Yes, Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for youth aged 12 to 17. Youth age 12 to 17 (born in 2009 or earlier) can register for their vaccine through the same system used for people 18+. Register and find more information on youth vaccination here.
 
Currently, only the Pfizer vaccine has been tested and approved for youth. Studies are ongoing and other vaccines could soon be approved for this age group too.
 

Please note that the circumstances around COVID-19 vaccines in BC are changing regularly, so this information may change.

 

Date last reviewed: 
Friday, Jul 23, 2021