Canada's Provincial and Territorial Routine Vaccination Programs for Healthy, Previously Immunized Adults (Aged 18 years and older)

2016

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This table summarizes the current routine (publicly-funded) vaccination schedule for healthy, previously immunized adults in all provinces and territories (P/T) across Canada. Provincial and territorial immunization programs for publicly-funded programs can change. Schedules for each province or territory can be found on their website. Individuals are also encouraged to talk to their family physician, public health nurse or local health unit about recommended immunizations. This table does not include adults who were previously unimmunized, adults with underlying medical conditions (at-risk), travellers, health care workers, etc. Please refer to the NACI recommendations or specific P/T schedules for more details on these groups.

The Canadian Immunization Guide is an online resource for health care professionals and includes more information about vaccines, vaccine safety and the recommended immunization schedules. Additional information on vaccine safety, epidemiology, and guidance on immunization and vaccines is available on Canada.ca. (last update September 2016)

Provincial & Territorial Vaccination Schedules for Healthy Adults
Abbreviation Description BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
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NACI recommends that all adults should receive one dose of Tdap vaccine if they have not previously received pertussis-containing vaccines in adulthood.

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Vaccine is not publicly funded in this province/territory

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TdapFootnote 1 Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid) vaccine N/A One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime One booster dose per adult lifetime Every 10 years One booster dose per adult lifetime
Td Tetanus and diphtheria (reduced toxoid) vaccine Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years N/A Every 10 years
Inf Influenza vaccine Annually for adults aged 65 years+ Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for adults aged 60 years+ Annually for adults aged 65 years+ Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults Annually for all adults
Pneu-P-23 Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23-valent) vaccine 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 60 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 65 years+ One dose 50 years+ One dose
Zos Herpes Zoster (Shingles) vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A 65 to 70 years One dose N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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