COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The province of BC has announced its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, to view the plan please visit the COVID-19 Immunization Plan webpage.

Northern Health has issued am update with some frequently asked questions about the vaccine roll-out.

Vaccine clinics:

Northern Health has begun announcing the locations and schedules for vaccination clinics in the north. To see the dedicated webpage with information about all vaccine clinic locations and operation schedules please visit the Northern Health website. There are three vaccine clinics with the NCRD region. One located in the City of Prince Rupert, one in the Village of Masset (serving the north area of Haida Gwaii), and one in the Village of Queen Charlotte (serving the south area of Haida Gwaii). Below is information about each clinic's location.

City of Prince Rupert

  • Call centre: 1-866-481-2175
  • Hours: 7 am to 7 pm PST, seven days a week
  • Location:
    • Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

Prince Rupert is currently booking community members for the COVID-19 vaccination. Please see below for the booking eligibility shcedule. There is a seperate dedicated phone line for the Prince Rupert COVID-19 Vaccine Call centre which opens on March 12, 2021 for appointment booking. This phone number is 1-866-481-2175. Northern Health is asking for residents help to ensure that the call centre lines are able to handle the expectged amount of calls. They are asking that you please only call after your age group becomes eligible, where possible call later in the day, and to please be patient. NCRD Area A and Area C residents will also be able to book appointments as they are included in the local health area.

Age GroupVenueBook Your Vaccination
65 - 90+Jim Ciccone Civic CentreMarch 12 - March 13, 2021
50 - 64Jim Ciccone Civic CentreMarch 14 - March 15, 2021
40 - 49Jim Ciccone Civic CentreMarch 16 - March 17, 2021
18 - 39Jim Ciccone Civic CentreMarch 16 and on

You can expect your appointment duration to be approximately 10 minutes, with an additional 15 minute wait time before leaving the venue. Phase 2 clinics are running from March 15, 2021 to April 2, 2021. Clinic times may vary.

Village of Masset Please see the information poster that Northern Health has created with the vaccination schedule for Masset-Haida Gwaii North.

  • Call centre: 1-844-255-7555
  • Hours: 7 am to 7 pm PST, seven days a week
  • Location:
    • Howard Phillips Hall
    • Port Clements Elementary School

Masset is currently booking vaccine appointments for anybody over the age of 18+ per the schedule in the information poster. You can expect your appointment duration to be approximately 10 minutes, with an additional 15 minute wait time before leaving the venue. Phase 2 clinics are running from March 31, 2021 to April 8, 2021 and March 29, 2021 to March 30, 2021 at a second location. Clinic times may vary.

Village of Queen Charlotte Please see the information poster that Northern Health has created with the vaccination schedule for Queen Charlotte-Haida Gwaii South.

  • Call centre: 1-844-255-7555
  • Hours: 7 am to 7 pm PST, seven days a week
  • Location:
    • Queen Charlotte Community Hall
    • Tlell - Parks BC, Naikoon Park Headquarters
    • Sandspit - Airport

Queen Charlotte is currently booking vaccine appointments for anybody over the age of 18+ per the information poster. You can expect your appointment duration to be approximately 10 minutes, with an additional 15 minute wait time before leaving the venue. Phase 2 clinics are running at three locations from: March 29, 2021 to April 9, 2021; March 30, 2021 to April 7, 2021; and March 31, 2021 to April 8, 2021. Clinic times may vary.

Northern Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic locations – Phase 2

Northern Health is inviting seniors aged 90 and older, and Indigenous people aged 65 and older, to book an appointment for a free COVID-19 vaccine at one of more than 30 vaccine clinic locations across the region.

The Northern call centre opens Monday March 8, for seniors aged 90 and older, Indigenous peoples aged 65 and older. The call centre will operate 7am to 7pm PST, seven days a week, and clinic locations will be confirmed at the time of booking.

When to call is based on age, with a staggered schedule that may vary - and some communities may have different directions and eligibility. Northerners are encouraged to visit the Northern Health website for details on their local appointment eligibility schedules, as they may vary from community to community.

Northern Health continues to work in partnership with First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation British Columbia, Friendship Centres and other community organizations, to ensure COVID-19 immunization clinics will have cultural supports available for those who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) individuals.

Our goal is to administer nearly 15-thousand COVID-19 vaccine doses through Phase 2 clinics, between March 15 and April 10, 2021. As BC’s vaccine program continues to expand, our capacity will expand with several mass clinics opening by mid-April.

“Our Phase 2 clinics include venues in more than 30 northern BC communities; ranging from local health care facilities, to schools and local colleges, and conference and event centres,” said NH CEO Cathy Ulrich. “We want to thank each and every community for their help in allowing use of their venues in the planned COVID-19 vaccine rollout.”

The full list of clinic locations is available on the Northern Health COVID-19 Vaccine Plan web page.

Vaccine appointment call centres expect to have high call volumes in the coming days and weeks. If it’s not your turn yet, please do not call in to book an appointment. Everyone who is eligible to book a vaccination appointment will be able to do so, and nobody will miss the chance to the get the vaccine when a new phase starts. Once you become eligible, you are always eligible.

Northern Health also encourages reaching out to family, friends and neighbours to see if they need help booking an appointment. For more information, what you should have ready, and step-by-step instructions on how to call to book an appointment for yourself, for a family member, for a friend or neighbour, please visit the BC Seniors First website.