Where can I get travel vaccines? Do I have to pay for travel vaccines?

Question: 

Where can I get travel vaccines? Do I have to pay for travel vaccines?

Answer: 
Where a person can get travel vaccines depends on the specific vaccines they need for their travel destination. 
  • Certain vaccines recommended for travel may only be available at travel clinics (for example, the yellow fever vaccine is only available at designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres), whereas others (for example, the hepatitis A vaccine) are available for purchase at most pharmacies. Travel vaccines are not publicly funded and do need to be purchased. 
  • Vaccines that are part of the routine BC vaccination schedule are free and available from health units, pharmacies, and some doctors’ offices.
  • It is recommended that a person contact a travel clinic or immunizing healthcare provider (preferably 6 weeks before they travel) to find out which vaccines they need.
Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Feb 03, 2022