Is the MMR shot covered by BC healthcare?...

Question: 

Is the MMR shot covered by BC healthcare?

Answer: 

The MMR vaccine is provided free to children as part of their routine immunizations at 12 months and 4-6 years of age.  It is also provided free to:

  • Infants aged 6 to 11 months who will be travelling to countries where there is measles, mumps or rubella disease, or that are known to have been in contact with someone with measles.
  • Women of child-bearing age who are not immune to rubella.
  • Older children and adults who have not been immunized or do not have evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.  

For more information and to find out if you should get this vaccine, we recommend that you speak with your immunizing health care provider.  

You can also find information about the MMR vaccine in the HealthLinkBC File: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine.

- Immunization Nurse