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Beginning in September 2017, the HPV vaccine will be provided free to boys in grade 6 (currently the vaccine is only free for girls).

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The nurses at ImmunizeBC only provide general information about immunization. They do not answer clinical questions. It is recommended that you follow up with your health care provider. 

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There is no central registry of all immunizations provided in BC.  You can find information on locating immunization records here.

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Shingles disease may recur in individuals who have previously had one or more episodes of shingles disease.  Individuals 50 years of age and older with a prior history of shingles disease can safely receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.

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We do not have a list of vaccines that people would have been offered based on birth year. You can contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse.

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