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I am 65y/o and my doctor advised me to get a pneumococcal...
I am 65y/o and my doctor advised me to get a pneumococcal vaccine and a tetanus vaccine. Do i need to pay for that?
The Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria. This vaccine is recommended and available free for adults 65 years of age and older and adults living in residential care facilities. Tetanus is also a publicly funded (free) vaccine. It is given in combination with diphtheria.
We recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse. A public health nurse can tell you which vaccines are recommended for you.
You can get the free vaccine from your local public health unit or pharmacy. Some family doctors also provide immunizations.
You can find a list of vaccines recommended for adults in BC here.