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I need a booster of Hep B (have had two at work previously)....
I need a booster of Hep B (have had two at work previously). I need the series of Hep A. Are these free? My Family Doctor says there is a fee and cost for both shots.
We recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse. A public health nurse can assess your eligibility for the free hepatitis A and B vaccines. You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.
The hepatitis B vaccine is provided free to people born in 1980 or later who have never received the hepatitis B vaccine or have not received the recommended number of doses for their age. The vaccine is also provided free to people at high risk of hepatitis B infection. Additionally, the vaccine is provided by employers for Health Care Workers and others at occupational risk of exposure to blood or body fluids (e.g. dentists, dental hygienists, assistants and technicians, etc.). There is no charge to the employee; vaccine and administration costs are the responsibility of the employer. You can find more information about the hepatitis B vaccine, including information on who can get the vaccine for free, in the HealthLinkBC File: Hepatitis B Vaccine.
The hepatitis A vaccine is provided free to people at high risk of infection. You can find more information about the hepatitis A vaccine, including information on who can get the vaccine for free, in the HealthLinkBC File: Hepatitis A Vaccine.