Residents who have not been vaccinated, with primary residence or workplace in Whistler are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is inviting Whistler adults 18 to 54 who have not yet been vaccinated, and who have their primary residence in Whistler or who work in Whistler to receive a COVID-19 vaccination starting April 12, 2021.
Full details and a link to the booking system can be found at www.vch.ca/whistler
Eligible Whistler adults include:
- Whistler adults between 18 and 54 years of age (born between 1967 and 2003) who have not yet been vaccinated and whose;
- primary residence is in Whistler and/or;
- Workplace is in Whistler.
Second homeowners who own a property that is not a primary residence are not eligible for the community vaccination program.
Anyone in the community who is currently self-isolating at the direction of public health must complete their self-isolation before booking a vaccine appointment.
Booking an appointment is one step towards getting a COVID-19 vaccine. All residents and workers MUST bring the following documentation their appointment demonstrating their eligibility in order to receive their vaccine.
- Eligible residents must provide their BC Driver’s License/ BC ID or services card or a recent credit card statement with their Whistler address.
- Workers who live outside of Whistler must provide a recent pay stub from a Whistler employer.
Documentation will be checked on site and anyone who does not bring documentation to their appointment will be turned away and will not receive a vaccine.
All eligible residents are advised to visit www.vch.ca/whistler for further information about how to prepare for their appointment.
“We are grateful to the Province and Vancouver Coastal Health for providing assistance to our community to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “Our community has been hit hard by COVID-19 this year. While we were able to reduce transmission in February, we began seeing a high number of cases again in March and the number of cases has remained high since. We are a community of 13,000 residents and workers that welcomes three million visitors a year. This program will not only help slow transmission in our community but will also help us safely welcome visitors again.”
Earlier this year, VCH operated vaccination clinics for Whistler’s front-line and hospitality workers.
Residents are encouraged to visit whistler.ca/COVID19 for the latest COVID-19 information in Whistler.