Is the polio vaccine free? And can a pharmacy give it or do...

Question: 

Is the polio vaccine free? And can a pharmacy give it or do I have to go to a public health clinic?

Answer: 

In Canada, polio immunization is not routine for adults unless they are at higher risk of contact with wild polioviruses. Learn more about who is eligible for the publicly funded (free) polio vaccine here.

Publicly funded polio vaccines may be available at your pharmacy or health unit. Call ahead to your local pharmacy to ask if they have the polio vaccine available or contact your local health unit.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020