Non-publicly Funded Vaccines for Children


You’re already protecting your family by getting regular immunizations that guard against 15 diseases. Your child may also benefit from additional vaccines that are available for a charge. 

Download the Extra Protection Checklist and ask your health care provider if your child has all the immunity they need. 

Why aren’t all vaccines free?

Decisions to fund vaccine programs are made by the Ministry of Health based on recommendations from local immunization and public health experts, led by the Provincial Health Officer. They look at local epidemiology, the best available scientific evidence, and the recommendations of national and international expert groups, which are then prioritized with other public health initiatives.

More information and resources about immunization can be found on the BC Pediatrics Society website.