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Getting your COVID-19 vaccine

Who should get a spring 2024 COVID-19 vaccine?
I am not a resident of BC. How can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
I did not get an invitation to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, I deleted the invite, I need to reschedule an appointment, I did not receive a booking confirmation, or I need help booking an appointment. What should I do?
I recently had a COVID-19 infection. How long should I wait to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine?
How do I get my COVID-19 immunization record?
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines?

Getting children and youth immunized (COVID-19)

Why should my child or youth get vaccinated against COVID-19? Doesn’t it usually cause mild illness in children and youth?
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for children and youth?

COVID-19 Vaccine safety

Can mRNA vaccines cause inflammation of the heart?
How do I report a COVID-19 vaccine adverse event?
How were COVID-19 vaccines developed and approved so quickly? How do we know they are safe?
Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I use marijuana/cannabis?
Are there long-term side effects caused by mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?

COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

Do COVID-19 vaccines contain fetal cells? Were abortions performed to make the vaccines?
Where can I find a list of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in Canada?
Are there any animal products (including pork) in the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?
Are there blood products in any of the COVID-19 vaccines?

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility, and menstruation (COVID-19)

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect the menstrual cycle (period)?
Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant people, people who are planning a pregnancy, and people who are breastfeeding?