Needles and syringes can be ordered by harm reduction distribution sites which are approved by the appropriate regional health authority. The harm reduction supply requisition form available online on the BCCDC website should be used and ordered at the same time as other harm reduction supplies. The completed form is faxed to BCCDC.
More information about the Canadian best practice recommendations for needle and syringe distribution can be found here.
Note that the BC HRSS supports needle distribution, not exchange. Learn more about the difference here.
If you have any concerns about the needles or syringes, please contact the harm reduction coordinator in your local health authority as well as reporting your complaint to the manufacturer here.