I paid for some vaccines that I thought would be covered...

Question: 

I paid for some vaccines that I thought would be covered because of my indigenous status. I paid for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, as well as the appointment fee, but had other friends that did not have to pay. The vaccines were not available on Haida Gwaii so I had to travel to Vancouver to receive.

Answer: 

In BC, the hepatitis A vaccine is publicly funded (free) for Indigenous people 6 months to 18 years of age and others. Read about who is eligible for the hepatitis A vaccine here. ImmunizeBC does not provide travel vaccine or reimbursement advice. Please contact your health insurance provider for information about reimbursement for travel vaccines. 

Immunization Nurse