I can’t recall for certain if and when I had a pneumovax 23...

Question: 

I can’t recall for certain if and when I had a pneumovax 23 shot. Can I just go and get a shot regardless of whether or not I received one two years ago?

Answer: 

In BC, Pneumovax® 23‎ vaccine is publicly funded (free) and recommended for seniors over the age of 65. You can find more information 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.

You will find tips for locating immunization records here. If you are unable to track down a record please contact your health care provider.

ImmunizeBC Nurse