Covid-19 Information for British Columbia
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Information about COVID-19 take-home rapid antigen test for British Columbia COVID-19 Vaccinations: Updates for British Columbia: Nov 25, 2021
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) COVID-19 vaccine is not currently available in British Columbia. We will update this page if doses become available.
mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer Comirnaty and/or Moderna Spikevax) are being offered at select pharmacies in BC, including many London Drugs locations. All appointments must be booked through the provincial booking system. For information visit How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
For current BC COVID-19 booster dose eligibility information visit Get your booster dose - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Children ages 5 to 11 years can now register for COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccinations for this age group will be provided at public health vaccination clinics, not pharmacies at this time. For more information visit COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
Appointments must be arranged through the BC Provincial Covid-19 booking system (not the London Drugs booking system) How to make an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination at select London Drugs:
Visit the BC Provincial Covid-19 booking system and select a London Drugs location in the drop-down menu (select locations, Lower Mainland only). How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
BC Covid-19 Vaccination Call Centre: 1-833-838-2323 (translators available)
Telephone for the deaf: dial 711
Video Relay Services (VRS) SRV Canada VRS provides sign language interpretation free for registered deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinics in BC
Fast, Accessible & Private COVID-19 Testing
London Drugs now offers asymptomatic COVID-19 testing using either RT-PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) method or Rapid Antigen. The collection is done at our Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) approved consultation rooms in partnership with FastTest at select London Drugs store locations, or in partnership with select Care Point Medical & Wellness Clinics in the Lower Mainland. This test is suitable for those that need it for work, school, or international travel. Please note that COVID-19 travel requirements vary by country and are constantly changing; some countries may require a blood test. You may find more information about travel requirements on the IATA website.
RT-PCR Testing is available for $249.00 + tax (if applicable), with guaranteed results in 24 hours or less (some exceptions apply)
Rapid Antigen Testing certified for travel, is available for $90 + tax (if applicable), with results as soon as 20 minutes or less
What is an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Clinic?
Before London Drugs considered participation in this Asymptomatic testing program, we evaluated the safety of our staff first and foremost. The emphasis needs to be made that this is for Asymptomatic individuals only. Prior to any testing, individuals interested in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing will be screened by the pharmacists to assess eligibility. Eligibility for the test hinges on the individual having no known symptoms AND no known exposure to COVID-19. It is important to note that anyone exhibiting any symptoms, or anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, will be immediately referred to their health care provider or told to call 8-1-1, and to self-isolate and not come to the pharmacy.
What to know before your Clinic visit
Testing for appointments at the New Westminster London Drugs will be conducted at the Care Point Medical Clinic located at #140-555 6th St. New Westminster.
Testing appointments at other select London Drugs locations will be conducted in our approved private clinic rooms in the pharmacy.
The testing consists of a nasal swab performed by a trained pharmacist or clinic staff and evaluated by an accredited private lab. In the event of a positive result, Public Health will be notified by the accredited lab or clinic, who will then be in contact with you directly.