Provincial and Territorial Routine Vaccination Programs for Healthy, Previously Immunized Adults

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 and individuals are encouraged to talk to their health care providers about recommended immunizations for them. This table does not include adults who were previously unimmunized, adults with underlying medical conditions (at-risk), travelers, 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 nationally recommended immunization schedules. Additional information on vaccine safety, epidemiology, and guidance on immunization and vaccines is available on Canada.ca. (last update October 2019)

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: October 2019

Provincial & Territorial Vaccination Schedules for Healthy, Previously Immunized Adults
Abbreviation Description BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
TdapTable footnote 1 Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid) vaccine N/A One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime With each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy Every 10 years and each pregnancy Every 10 years and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy Every 10 years and each pregnancy One booster dose per adult lifetime and each pregnancy
Td Tetanus and diphtheria (reduced toxoid) vaccine Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years One dose at 50 years of age Every 10 years Every 10 years N/A N/A 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 75+yearsTable footnote 2 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 65 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
Footnote 1

NACI recommends that all adults should receive one dose of Tdap vaccine if they have not previously received pertussis-containing vaccines in adulthood and with every pregnancy

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Footnote 2

The influenza vaccine is no longer recommended for healthy adults age 60 to 74. However, if you would like to get the vaccine, you can do so free of charge.

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N/A

N/A - Vaccine is not publicly funded in this province/territory

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