Does BC have a vaccine injury support program?

Question: 

Does BC have a vaccine injury support program?

Answer: 

It is very rare for a vaccine to result in a permanent injury. Canada’s Vaccine Injury Support Program is a federal program that provides financial support to you if it is determined that you have experienced a serious and permanent injury after receiving a Health Canada-approved vaccine, administered in Canada on or after December 8, 2020. Financial support is also available to dependents of a person who has died after vaccination. Learn more at vaccineinjurysupport.ca.

Information about adverse events is not shared between the Vaccine Injury Support Program and B.C.’s immunization program. If you submit a claim to the Vaccine Injury Support Program, please make sure you have also reported any adverse events to a healthcare provider in B.C. so that the event can be reported and vaccine safety can be monitored.

ImmunizeBC Nurse

Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, Jul 06, 2021