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Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

All retired nurse members who want to support the provincial COVID-19 immunization plan are now welcome to register online with the Government of BC. 

On March 14, 2021, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a public health order once again expanding the list of health professions that can administer the COVID-19 vaccine. The list now includes retired registered nurses (RNs); retired licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and retired registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) who are not registered with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). 

How to Get Involved 

If you are a retired nurse member interested in participating and you do not have temporary emergency registration with the BCCNM, you can register online using the COVID-19 Emergency Health Provider Registry (EHPR)

Retired nurses who are NOT registered with BCCNM must select the “retired registered nurse" category when completing the registry’s online form.

Here’s how:

  1. Locate the Registrant Specialty section of the form.
  2. In the “Registrant Specialty” drop-down menu, select “Nurse”.
  3. In the “Main Specialty” drop-down menu, select the specific type that applies to you. 
The form will also ask you to identify the health authority in which you currently reside. If a position becomes available, the health authority you indicated will contact you directly. You will then be required to complete immunization courses.

After completing the form, be sure to click the “Submit Registration” button at the bottom of the webpage.

For more details on the process to participate, please read the updated information from the BCCNM website.

If you have further questions related to how you can get involved, email the BCCNM at

To learn more about BC’s immunization plan and phase two of the rollout, please go to:

  • COVID-19 Immunization Plan
  • BC Government's Vaccine Appointments for Seniors
  • Questions?

    For more information about the COVID-19 registry, please read the FAQ for BC's COVID-19 Registry. You may also send an email to the BC government at or, with "COVID EHPR" in the subject line.

    For questions on how you can get involved, please email the BCCNM directly at

    For concerns regarding placement, please contact your health authority directly.

    Updated: 3/26/2021 11:34 AM

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