I am 21 years old and i have never been immunized when I was...

Question: 

I am 21 years old and i have never been immunized when I was a child. Is it too late for me to get immunization? Can i still get those vaccines that were suppose to be given to me as a child?

Answer: 

It is not too late to get immunized.  Adults who were not adequately immunized as children may be at risk of infection from a number of vaccine-preventable diseases. This schedule lists all the vaccines that are routinely recommended and provided free in BC to adults who are 18 years of age or older and who were not immunized in childhood: BC Adult Immunization Schedule.

Adult immunizations are available by appointment from most public health units in BC. You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here: http://immunizebc.ca/finder.

 A number of pharmacists in BC also provide immunizations. It’s best to call ahead to confirm vaccine availability. Immunizations may also be available from your family doctor.

For more information on adult immunizations, visit our adult immunizations page.