People who are currently 24 years of age (born in 1992 or 1993) are not eligible for BC's publicly funded (free) HPV vaccine program, unless they are a female infected with HIV or a male who is considered to be at increased risk of HPV infection. You can find a list of people who are eligible for BC's free HPV vaccine program in the HealthLinkBC File: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines.
If you are eligible for the free HPV vaccine, you can get the vaccine from your local public heath unit. If you are not eligible for the free vaccine, you can purchase it at most pharmacies and travel clinics.
If you have further quesitons, we recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse. You can find the contact information for public health units in BC here.
- Immunization Nurse
This answer was published on Apr 19, 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.
If you are a health care provider looking for immunization information, please visit the Health Professionals section of the BCCDC website. There you can find clinical resources, immunization courses, print resources for patients and more.
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