Public health and immunization

Infectious diseases and community health issues can present at any time. University Health Services (UHS) strives to keep you informed and works closely with campus partners, Island Health, and the Chief Medical Health Officer.

For more information on public health issues, see the BC Centre for Disease Control, and for more information on diseases and vaccines, please see Immunize BC.

Immunizations

Vaccination review: Full immunization reviews (including tuberculoisis immunity skin tests) for school, employment, or to update your own records are available. Please try to obtain immunization records and bring them to your consultation. Contact your home public health unit or health care provider to obtain your records.

Vaccines available:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV Gardasil 9
  • Influenza 
  • Meningococcal (C, quad and B)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Pneumococcal 
  • Polio
  • Td, TDaP (tetanus/diphtheria and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • and others

Some vaccines are free (depending on eligability) and some may have a cost, view the list of fees for uninsured services.

Annual influenza immunization: Flu vaccines are typically available mid-October each year. UHS hosts flu clinics annually, or find a local flu clinic at Immunize BC.

Travel advice

We do not supply travel vaccines. We encourage students to access a specialized travel clinic. 

Travel vaccination is important to help reduce and manage your risk of illness during your journey. Consults should take place 8 weeks prior to departure and include a discussion about immunizations, preventative medications (i.e. antimalarial drugs), and specific health information.

When seeking travel immunizations:

Victoria travel clinics: