I missed getting the HPV shot in grade six, can I still get...

Question: 

I missed getting the HPV shot in grade six, can I still get it?

Answer: 

In BC, the HPV9 vaccine is provided free to girls and boys in grade 6. Boys (born in 2006 or later) and girls who did not get the vaccine in grade 6 remain eligible for the free HPV vaccine if they start their vaccine series before their 19th birthday. 

The free HPV9 vaccine is available from your local health unit and some pharmacies or doctors' offices. If you are no longer eligible for the free HPV9 vaccine, you can purchase and receive it from a travel health clinic or pharmacy.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019