Adult immunization

Adults need vaccines too! 

Your need for vaccines doesn’t end when you become an adult.  Protection from the vaccines you received as a child can decrease with time and you may be at risk for new and different diseases.  Also certain vaccines may not have been available when you were a child.

Getting vaccinated protects you and your loved ones from serious and sometimes deadly diseases.  

Which vaccines do adults need?

The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by many factors such as age, job, lifestyle, health condition, tavel plans and the vaccines you’ve received in the past.  You can click on the link below to determine which vaccines may be recommended for you.  

What Vaccines do Adults in BC Need?

If you were not immunized in childhood, you can click on the link below for the recommended immunization schedule. 

BC Routine Immunization Schedule -  ADULTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER NOT IMMUNIZED IN CHILDHOOD

Where can adults get vaccines?

Adults can get vaccines from their:

  • Public Health Unit 
  • Pharmacist
  • Family Doctor
  • Travel Clinic 

Services vary across BC. 

Ask your health care provider which vaccines are right for you

Many Canadian adults are not up to date with their vaccines. Talk to your public health nurse, doctor or pharmacist to find out which vaccines you need to be fully protected.