Dear nurses, My daughter,14 years old, has just came here...

Question: 

Dear nurses, My daughter,14 years old, has just came here from China for studying at a High school. I'm wondering if she can take HPV for free. When and where could she take the vaccine ?

Answer: 

International students who meet BC's eligibility criteria for the publicly funded (free) HPV9 vaccine can get the vaccine for free.

You can find a list of people eligible for the free HPV9 vaccine on our HPV page.

Those eligible for the free HPV9 vaccine can get the vaccine from their local public health unit. Those not eligible for the free vaccine, can purchase the vaccine at most pharmacies and travel clinics for approximately $180 per dose. 

If you would like more information, we recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse.

Immunization Nurse