I'm 25 years old. All my immunizations are up-to-date as of...

Question: 

I'm 25 years old. All my immunizations are up-to-date as of grade 9, which was over a decade ago. Where can I access the free immunizations offered, such as tetanus and Hep A?

Answer: 

You can get publicly-funded (free) vaccines from your community health centre, most pharmacies, and some doctors’ offices. You can purchase non-publicly funded vaccines at most pharmacies and travel clinics. Services vary throughout B.C.  A booster dose of Tetanus and diphtheria is recommended every 10 years and is free. Hepatitis A is only publicly funded (free) for Aboriginal children and adolescents aged 6 months to 18 years and people at high risk of hepatitis A infection, such as people with chronic liver disease, people who use injection drugs, and men who have sex with men.

To find out what other vaccines adults in BC may need, check here.

Immunization Nurse