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There is no central registry of all immunizations provided in BC.  Your daughter can request a copy of her immunization records from the public health unit in the city or town she attended school in.  She can find the contact information for public health units in BC here

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No.  The combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio vaccines are given as an intramuscular injection into the deltoid muscle and the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is given as a subcutaneous injection into the upper outer tricep area (these are the preferred sites for these vaccines in children greater than 12 months of age).

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International students are eligible to receive vaccines that are provided for free in BC, including the HPV9 vaccine. 

You can find more information about HPV vaccines here

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We recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse.  A public health nurse can gather the additional information from you that is needed to better answer your question. 

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