Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
Where can I find information about BC’s provincial vaccination program? You can learn more about BC’s provincial vaccination program at https://immunizebc.ca/. You can also find out how you can get your booster dose.
Who can get vaccinated in Canada? All people in BC, including international students, can be vaccinated for free, regardless of length of stay or status, even if they will be here for only one dose (first or second). Everyone who is vaccinated in BC will receive a vaccination record, which they can present in BC or […]
Will international students be able to get vaccinated in Canada? Yes, international students who haven’t been vaccinated upon arrival will also have access to the BC immunization program.
Are vaccines mandatory for students, faculty or staff to be on campus? COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory to attend campus or classes. However, UBC strongly encourages members of the community to get vaccinated. You can learn more at https://immunizebc.ca. Please note, a Vancouver Coastal Health COVID-19 booster clinic is available at UBC Vancouver. Learn more.
Are COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for UBC faculty and staff based in health settings? Yes. According to an updated Public Health Order, workers in certain health care settings must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work in a designated facility. This includes hospital sites, clinics, and any other place where care is provided. For hospital owned buildings, that means the whole building is covered […]
What do we know about the efficacy of current vaccines to protect against the different COVID-19 variants?
What do we know about the efficacy of current vaccines to protect against the different COVID-19 variants? According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, the vaccines offered in BC are expected to protect people against the different COVID-19 variants. Getting vaccinated also decreases the risk of having severe COVID-19 disease or dying from it, […]
June 14, 2021: FAQs for faculty and staff updated to include information about the BC government’s introduction of paid sick leave for COVID-19.
June 14, 2021: FAQs for faculty and staff updated to include information about COVID-19 paid sick leave.