Vaccination

The Imvamune Vaccine is available across BC for many members of our communities. HIM has been working with health authorities across BC to support these efforts, which included hosting Public Health for the very vaccine clinics in the province and doing pop-up clinics in places like parks, beaches, bars, and Pride parties. As of September 2022, BC is only providing single doses of the vaccine except for people who meet very specific eligibility criteria, which we will be posting on this page soon. Click on the link corresponding to your health authority below to find out how to get the vaccine close to home.

If you’ve received a monkeypox vaccination, you may be wondering whether or not you need a second dose.

With a limited supply of vaccine, health authorities are following federal and provincial guidance to provide a single dose of monkeypox vaccine to as many eligible people as possible. Only people who have been assessed as moderately to severely immunocompromised, as per provincial criteria, will get two doses, four weeks apart.