VICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Provincial Health Officer has issued an order requiring B.C. health care professionals to disclose their vaccine status by March 31st.

The ministry of health says the order requires professional health colleges to provide personal information about their registrants. The ministry will then match the information to the provincial immunization registry to obtain registrants’ vaccination status.

The colleges were notified of the requirement on March 4th, the ministry said.

Registrants whose vaccine status is unavailable will have to provide their vaccination records to their college by the end of March. Colleges will be required to disclose the vaccine status information of their registrants on request by the PHO or medical health officers.

This order covers the health professions of the following colleges: