If I am on premium assistance, is the shingrix shingles...

Question: 

If I am on premium assistance, is the shingrix shingles vaccine covered?

Answer: 

Shingrix® is not provided for free in BC. It costs about $150/dose and is available for purchase from some pharmacies and travel clinics. Call ahead to ask about vaccine availability. Some health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine; check with your insurance provider.

ImmunizeBC does not have information about what is included in Premium Assistance coverage. Please contact Health Insurance BC directly by calling: 604 683-7151 (lower mainland) or 1 800 663-7100 (rest of BC).

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Monday, Feb 11, 2019