B.C. Requires Vaccine Card Pass with QR Code to Access Many Non-Essential Businesses

Starting today, the only acceptable proof of vaccination in British Columbia to dine at restaurants and attend indoor recreational events is the B.C. Vaccine Card.

The government says the transition period allowing people to present their vaccine records from their immunization appointments expired Sunday.

The vaccine card, under orders from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, is required at most restaurants and indoor events to help ensure businesses can stay open and people can feel safe in these settings.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says more than three million people in B.C. have already received their vaccine cards.

He says people can get their card online from the government’s website and keep a digital copy on their mobile device or print a hard copy to present at events or businesses.

Henry says the vaccine card helps people attend and support events and businesses with confidence, knowing other people around them are also vaccinated.

Residents of B.C. can either save the digital version of their BC Vaccine card to their phones or tablets or print a paper copy to carry in their wallets according to the British Columbia Government Page.

To access the BC Vaccine Card, BC residents will need to provide their date of Birth, Personal Health Number (PHN) as well as the date they received their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you already have a Health Gateway account, log in with your BC Services Card app on your mobile device or tablet to access the vaccination card.  healthgateway.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard

After securely logging in, residents will have three options: either “Save a copy” and save a digital copy to their device’s photo album or downloads folder; Save a screenshot to your device; Printing a paper copy.

Have your card ready when entering a business. They’ll look at your vaccine card and also check your government ID.

Enjoy events, businesses and services in B.C. Feel safe knowing that everyone around you is vaccinated.


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