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ImmunizeBC does not have access to your immunization records. There are several places you can look for your records.Read Full Answer
A flu vaccine is needed every year for two reasons. First, your immunity declines over time, so a yearly vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.Read Full Answer
We recommend that you speak with your immunization provider to see whether another product for Hepatitis A is available. Hepatitis A vaccines may be used interchangeably using the age-appropriate dose for the product being given. Depending on your risk factors and when Havrix will be available it may be an option to wait. Please contact your immunization provider for more information.Read Full Answer
If you are eligible for the publicly funded (free) hepatitis A vaccine, you can get vaccinated at your local health centre/public health unit or pharmacy (most but not all pharmacists in BC provide vaccines). Some family doctors also provide vaccines.Read Full Answer
One dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is routinely recommended for adults 65 years of age and older. However, a 2nd dose (offered 5 years after the initial dose) is recommended for people with certain medical conditions.Read Full Answer
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