Accessing the Vaccine
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 professionals to mobilize the very first vaccine clinics in the province and partnering on pop-up clinics in places like parks, beaches, bars, and Pride parties.
As of October 2022, BC is providing both the 1st and 2nd dose of the Imvamune vaccine to people who meet the eligibility criteria. Click on the link corresponding to your health authority below to find out if you are eligible and how to get the vaccine close to home.
Appointments are now also available at select pharmacies and community clinics:
Shoppers Drug Mart
1125 Davie St, Vancouver
Mpox Vaccine Clinic Dates: Thursday Nov. 24 & Thursday Dec. 1, 2022
Phone to book: 604-669-2424
Drop-ins for Mpox Vaccine Available: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1232 Davie St, Vancouver
Mpox Vaccine Clinic Dates: First clinic day: Saturday, Nov. 26
Clinic hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Sun, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Book online: www.daviepharmacy.ca/mpox
360Care (YPS) Denman Pharmacy
683 Denman St, Vancouver
Please contact your preferred community health centre to book an appointment. Please note vaccination clinics do not accept drop-ins.
Residents of Fraser East (Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope), call 604-702-4906. Residents in any other area of Fraser Health, call 604-476-7087.
To book an appointment, contact your local health unit. Please note: health units do not accept drop-ins.
Residents in Prince George, call the Northern Interior Health Unit at 250-645-8983. All others, call the Northern Health Virtual Primary and Community Care Clinic at 1-844-645-7811.
To ensure there is enough vaccine to offer second doses to all who are eligible, a second dose will be offered one of two ways: subcutaneous injection or intradermal injection.
- Intradermal injection delivers vaccines into a layer of skin, usually on the forearm. The vaccine is administered from a very thin needle inserted into the skin, and will result in a raised white area that gradually become flush with the skin
- Intradermal injection requires less of the vaccine and generates a similar immune response. Intradermal vaccination increases the number of doses for use in the event the mpox outbreak expands to currently unaffected populations.
- The decision between intradermal vs. subcutaneous vaccination will be made by the immunizer based on a number of factors, including which dose you are receiving, your age and other health factors, as well as on supply and immunizer familiarity with intradermal injection.