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The hepatitis A vaccine is routinely given as a series of two doses.  Booster doses of the hepatitis A vaccine are not recommended at this time.  If you are traveling, it is recommended that you follow up with your health care provider or local travel clinic for travel vaccine recomm

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You can purchase the shingles vaccine at most travel clinics and pharmacies for about $200.  If you purchase the vaccine at a travel clinic, a doctor or nurse on site will be able to immunize you.

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You can find information on locating immunization records here.

- Immunization Nurse 

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Beginning in September 2017, the HPV vaccine will be provided free to boys in grade 6.  Boys who are currently in grade 6 (and will be entering grade 7 in September 2017) will not be eligible for the free vaccine, unless they are at increased risk of HPV infection.  You can find a list of males who are considered to be at an increased risk of HPV infection in the 

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People who are currently 24 years of age (born in 1992 or 1993) are not eligible for BC's publicly funded (free) HPV vaccine program, unless they are a female infected with HIV or a male who is considered to be at increased risk of HPV infection.

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