Recommended vaccines by age In BC, children are offered free vaccines to protect them against 15 diseases. Learn what vaccines your child needs and at what age. Vaccines for extra protection In addition to free vaccines, there are other vaccines that you can buy to give your child extra protection. Children new to BC If you just moved to BC, it’s important to make sure that you and your family have all the vaccines you need. Before you travel If your child is travelling, it’s important that they get all the recommended and required vaccines before they go.