The shingles vaccine is not publicly funded (free) in BC. You can purchase the shingles vaccine at most travel clinics and pharmacies for about $200. Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine, you can check with your provider. Some doctors may also have a supply of the shingles vaccine.
An appointment is required at most travel clinics and doctors' offices. Some pharmacies provide vaccines on a walk-in basis and others require appointments.
You can find more information on the shingles vaccine in the HealthLinkBC File: Shingles Vaccine.
- Immunization Nurse
This answer was published on Mar 16, 2017.
The answers in the Q&A are not altered or updated after the published date. For current information and recommendations, consult your health care provider.
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