I am 62 years of age and have a prescription from my doctor...

Question: 

I am 62 years of age and have a prescription from my doctor for Prevnar 13, is this free for me?

Answer: 

Prevnar® 13 is free for adults at high risk of pneumococcal disease due to receipt of HSCT (blood and marrow transplant) and HIV infection. Learn about this vaccine here.

Immunization with Prevnar® 13 vaccine may be considered and purchased on an individual basis. Learn about other vaccines for adults here. You can get free vaccines from your local health unit, most pharmacies and some doctors’ offices. You can purchase non-publicly funded vaccines at most pharmacies and travel clinics. Services vary throughout BC. Some health care plans may cover the cost of the vaccine. Check with your provider.

ImmunizeBC Nurse