What vaccines do you recommend for female sex workers?...

Question: 

What vaccines do you recommend for female sex workers?

Answer: 

Some sexually transmitted infections can be prevented with vaccines, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and HPV. The hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended for people with multiple sexual partners, and the HPV vaccine is recommended for females up to 45 years of age. The hepatitis B vaccine is free for those with multiple sexual partners, and the hepatitis A vaccine and  HPV vaccine may or may not be free depending on whether you meet certain criteria. 

In addition, it is important to make sure you are up-to-date on your routine vaccines (vaccines recommended for everyone). You can find B.C.'s routine vaccine schedules and a list of vaccines recommended for adults in B.C. here.

Your health care provider can recommend vaccines for you. If you don't have a health care provider, you can find a clinic here. Vaccines are available from health units, some doctors' offices and clinics, and most pharmacies and travel clinics

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Monday, Jul 08, 2019