Could you kindly advise if there is a charge for Shingles...

Question: 

Could you kindly advise if there is a charge for Shingles vaccine for persons over the age of 70 yrs, and is it necessary to book an appointment for this innoculation.

Answer: 

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