Skip to main content

Immunizations for adults

Many vaccines are recommended for adults, some of which are given free. All adults in British Columbia can get a booster of tetanus and diphtheria vaccine every ten years.

If you missed your basic series of vaccines in childhood, or depending on your health, age and other risk factors, you may also be able to get more free vaccines to protect against harmful diseases. Find out where to get immunized.

Travel vaccines

If you're travelling internationally, additional vaccines may be recommended or required. Talk to your health care provider or contact the Vancouver Coastal Health Travel Clinic.

Adult immunization schedules & records

Get immunization schedules, record cards, and all the latest news and resources at our website:

For more information

Talk to your family doctor or a nurse

Public health nurses provide a variety of immunization services for all ages at community health centres, schools, and in the community. Public health nurses provide publicly funded vaccines, answer your questions and check vaccine records to see if you or your family members are up to date.

Call HealthLink BC

Call 8-1-1 toll-free to reach HealthLink BC and the free 24 hour health service. A translator can help you if needed.

SOURCE: Immunizations for adults ( )
Page printed:

Copyright © Vancouver Coastal Health. All Rights Reserved.