My DR wrote me a prescription to get a Prevnar 13 2.2...

Question: 

My DR wrote me a prescription to get a Prevnar 13 2.2 ug/0.5ml because I'm undergoing Chemo Treatments and over 65yrs. I paid $127.92. How do I get reimbursed. Thanks 

Answer: 

ImmunizeBC does not reimburse the cost of vaccines. In BC, it is only adults who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease due to having a stem cell transplant or HIV infection are eligible for the publicly funded (free) Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV 13) vaccine. Read why not all vaccines in BC are free here. You may have coverage from your extended health insurance for vaccines, please contact your provider directly.

In BC, the Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine is part of the routine immunization schedule for adults > 65 years of age and available at local health units, most pharmacies and some doctors' offices. Use the health unit finder. 

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019