You can purchase the shingles vaccine at most travel clinics and pharmacies for about $200. If you purchase the vaccine at a travel clinic, a doctor or nurse on site will be able to immunize you. Most pharmacists in BC are also able to immunize. Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine; you can check with your provider for this information.
If you would like to be immunized by your doctor, you can find out if your doctor's office has a supply of the shingles vaccine. The vaccine is not available for purchase from public health units.
You can find more information about the shingles vaccine in the HealthLinkBC File: Shingles Vaccine.
- 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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