Adult & Adolescent Vaccines

What vaccines are offered for adults?

The Ministry of Health and Wellness offers several vaccines appropriate for adolescents and high-risk adults.

  • Pneumococcal vaccines (PCV and PPSV) for high risk groups such as persons with sickle cell disease and HIV
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT) vaccine for adults with wounds and pregnant women to prevent tetanus (lock jaw)
  • Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 vaccines for elderly with chronic illnesses (such as sickle cell, kidney and heart disease), pregnant women, health and frontline workers. Children should should be offered the Flu shot.
  • Yellow Fever vaccine for travellers to countries with this disease.
  • HPV Vaccine for girls and boys aged 9-14. Females up to 26 years of age can get the vaccine.