March 17, 2021
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is being led by the provincial government and B.C.'s individual health authorities. The College is supporting the successful rollout of the provincial immunization plan by distributing information to registrants as it becomes available.
The public health order expanding the health professions able to administer a COVID‑19 vaccine was updated by the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, on March 14. The updated public health order is here >>
Key updates for CDSBC registrants:
Note that this order was first issued on February 23. At that time it included dentists and dental hygienists. Read our February 24 message about the initial PHO order here >>
Reminder: Certified dental assistants, dental therapists and dentists who are interested in participating in the mass immunization campaign can register their interest online through the COVID-19 Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR) here >>
The College is distributing information/invitations from the health authorities to our registrants as we receive them. B.C. has five regional health authorities. The table below shows which health authorities have contacted CDSBC to distribute vaccine invitations. If or when the remaining health authorities reach out, we will circulate those invitations promptly.
Vaccine invitation distributed to CDSBC registrants via email
Vancouver Coastal Health
The enormity of this public health initiative is unprecedented and will require patience from all of us as the government and the health authorities work to facilitate the immunization of millions of B.C. residents in the coming months.