The COVID-19 pandemic has been very hard for all of us. We have missed seeing our friends and doing the things in our community that make us happy. But now, in British Columbia, we are closer to putting COVID behind us and making ourselves and our communities safe because of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines that are widely available to us.
To build on our success, we need as many people as possible to get their vaccinations.
The purpose of this message is to ask for your help to share a short video message from Dr. Henry and self advocate leaders along with other information and resources. We are calling this campaign web page “You can too!”
If you are a person with a disability or a family member who has questions or concerns about the COVID vaccine, please take the time to review this web site and the short videos listed below. If you are a service provider, please share it with your staff and the individuals and families you support.
Listen to people who got their shots
Many people with disabilities, family members and support workers have already gotten their vaccinations. But some may still have questions. Check out these helpful videos to let them know they can get their shots too!
- Video 1: You can too! A special message from Dr. Henry
- Video 2: How I decided to get my shots
- Video 3: What it was like when I went to the vaccine clinic
- Video 4: What I am excited to do now that I am protected by my COVID vaccines
On the You Can Too! web page, you can also find a poster to print and post in your office or community.
Register for a shot or find a walk-in clinic near you
It is easier than ever to get your first shot at a walk-in clinic in your region. You can find information about locations at this web site, here.
Another way is to register online at this link or call the provincial call center (toll-free) at 1-833-838-2323, with support available in 140 different languages.
Ask for help
Everyone is encouraged to talk to their family, friends, support worker or service provider if they need support to book their shots or to go to a vaccine clinic.
Why everyone should do this as soon as possible
We are fortunate that we now have a powerful weapon in our fight against COVID to keep us and everyone around us safe. The COVID vaccines are safe and are working well to protect people and communities and bring B.C.’s case counts down.
Please help spread Dr. Bonnie Henry’s message that many self advocates are getting their shots, and “You can too!”
Thank you for all you have done so far to keep each other safe.