Human Resources partners with the UBC Pharmacists Clinic to share vaccine information with faculty and staff.
Why do we need vaccinations?
- It can be difficult to understand the importance of vaccines and how you can access them. This recorded webinar for faculty and staff from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic and Human Resources covers the immune system, how vaccines work, vaccine safety, introduction to COVID-19 vaccines, and navigating the resources available to you.
- There are certain vaccines that are recommended for all adults. Learn more about the vaccines and most recent recommendations on ImmunizeBC website.
- A schedule and cost of recommended vaccines is a useful tool to understand when and why you might need a certain vaccine. Some of the recommended vaccines are publicly funded and free to you, while others may need to be purchased.
At this time, UBC does not provide COVID-19 vaccinations directly to faculty and staff, but we can assist you in finding the information you need. You can also find more helpful information about vaccines on the UBC COVID-19 page.
Canada’s vaccination program has made tremendous progress in the fight against COVID-19. The approved COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out across B.C. as we speak, and everyone aged 6 months and older in BC can now register to get vaccinated. UBC encourages all members of our community to support the provincial vaccine program. Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself – and everyone around you – from COVID-19.
Register today by visiting the BC Government’s How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 page.
Vaccination through your benefit plan
Occupational & Preventive Health (OPH) provides eligible faculty and staff with immunization reviews and vaccinations. If your work involves potential exposure to certain diseases or specific work environments, you can book a virtual appointment with an OPH Nurse to find out what vaccinations are recommended for you.
Where can I get an immunization assessment?
UBC Pharmacists Clinic and Occupational & Preventive Health provide assessments for UBC faculty and staff. Visit their respective web pages to book an appointment. Be ready for your appointment by preparing questions and bringing your previous immunization records.
Project background - Survey
This work has been informed by a survey with staff and faculty, conducted in July 2020. From this survey, we found that 10% of respondents come to their employer as a key source of information on vaccines. This page will be updated with new and emerging vaccination information on a regular basis.