Covid-19 Information for British Columbia
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Updates for British Columbia - Nov 21, 2022
COVID-19 vaccines are available at pharmacies and vaccination centres across BC including many London Drugs locations. Appointments can be booked through the provincial Get Vaccinated booking system. Drop-in times may be available on scheduled clinic days if stock allows. A short wait may be required. Scheduled appointments will be prioritized.
Selection of COVID-19 vaccines at the pharmacy varies based on availability and may include:
Pfizer Comirnaty – mRNA COVID-19 vaccine – monovalent or bivalent
Moderna Spikevax – mRNA COVID-19 vaccine - monovalent or bivalent
Novavax Nuvaxovid – non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Vancouver - 525 West Broadway location only)
Please note: Only children 12 years and over and adults can receive COVID-19 vaccinations at pharmacies. For information about COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years, please visit Get a COVID-19 booster - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
For current BC COVID-19 vaccination information and appointment booking procedures, visit Get a COVID-19 booster - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
For convenience and extra respiratory protection, ask for your flu shot at your COVID-19 vaccine appointment. COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be given safely at the same appointment.
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. 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 $150.00 + tax (if applicable), with guaranteed results by 4PM next day
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 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.