HAWC

Adult Immunizations‚Äč


Vaccination is not just for children. Vaccines are safe and protect you and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases.

As we get older, the protection we had from previous vaccination can decrease for some diseases. Getting another dose (called a booster) can increase our immunity to provide the best protection. Some adults may have missed one or more of their vaccines when they were a child. They may need to catch up and get these vaccines now.

There are also diseases that are more common in adults, even healthy adults. This is why additional vaccines are needed as we get older.


Ashcroft Community Health Centre

Ashcroft Public Health Unit

700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy

Ashcroft, BC V0K 1A0


Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: 250-453-1940

Toll Free: 1-877-499-6599

Adult Vaccines for your consideration

Vaccine-preventable diseases for which an adult may need a vaccine include:

diphtheria

hepatitis A

hepatitis B

herpes zoster (shingles)

human papillomavirus (HPV)

influenza

measles

mumps

meningococcal

pertussis (whooping cough)

pneumococcal

polio

rubella

tetanus

varicella (chicken pox)

https://immunizebc.ca/vaccine-schedules


For more information about who should consider these vaccines, the link above will provide details that will help you.  Check in with the local public health unit as well.

Phone: 250-453-1940

Toll Free: 1-877-499-6599


When traveling - how do I know what vaccines should I get?

Diseases common in other parts of the world that may be prevented by vaccination include:

hepatitis B

Japanese encephalitis

meningococcal

rabies

tick-borne encephalitis

typhoid

yellow fever

*There often are costs associated with travel vaccines.

When traveling - how do I know what vaccines should I get?

Diseases common in other parts of the world that may be prevented by vaccination include:

hepatitis B

Japanese encephalitis

meningococcal

rabies

tick-borne encephalitis

typhoid

yellow fever

*There often are costs associated with travel vaccines.

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