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Standard vaccines in Nunavut are provided free of charge to all Nunavummiut. Vaccines are given at community health centres and public health offices throughout the territory.
Infants and Pre-school
As part of Nunavut’s routine immunization program, infants and preschool children receive free immunizations
To get your child vaccinated, take your child to your local community health centre or public health office soon after your child’s birth.
Grade 6 female students routinely receive the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.
Grade 9 students receive tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster shots.
Students may also receive a catch-up shot of meningococcal vaccine if they missed the regular first shot at 12 months of age.
Grade 12 students may receive a catch-up dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine if they did not get the shots as infants or preschoolers.
All Nunavummiut over 6 months old are eligible to receive the yearly influenza vaccine.
The cost of travel vaccines is not covered by the Nunavut Health Care Plan. Some travel vaccines may be covered by employer or third party health insurance companies.
Travel vaccines are given at community health centres and public health offices throughout the territory.
For more information about vaccines, contact your community health centre or public health office.