PEI Adult Immunization
Screening Tool

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Find out where these vaccines are offered by visiting the PEI Adult Immunizations webpage.

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This assessment screening tool does not have the ability to store or transmit any personal information. Your responses and recommended vaccines cannot be saved by this application and will no longer exist once you leave the web page. You may wish to Print or take a screen shot of these recommendations for your own information.

Find out where these vaccines are offered by visiting the PEI Adult Immunizations webpage.

Immunization Recommendations based on your Gender and Age
(If you indicated “Yes” to the corresponding question, see the recommendations)
All (recommended regardless of age, gender, or risk factors)
  • Influenza
Males 18-26 years of age
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (with risk factors)
Females 18-45 years of age
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (with risk factors)
Males and females born after 1970 (45 and under)
  • One dose of Measles - mumps – rubella (German measles) vaccine (MMR) for those born after 1970 (unless travelling outside of North America, then 2 doses)
  • Born before 1970 considered to have acquired natural immunity and do not require vaccine (unless travelling outside of North America, then 1 dose).
Males and females 60 years of age or older
  • Shingles vaccine (HZ) (not publicly funded; access through pharmacy).
Males and females 65 years of age and older
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Immunization Recommendations based on your risk factors
(If you indicated “Yes” to the corresponding question, see the recommendations)
Woman of childbearing age, not pregnant
  • Varicella, if non-immune
Pregnant woman
  • Tetanus (Lockjaw), Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough vaccine (Tdap)
  • Special considerations: During pregnancy live attenuated vaccines such as MMR, varicella, and yellow-fever should generally not be given due to the theoretical risk of harm to the fetus. The HPV vaccine is also not recommended during this time. There is no reason to suspect that inactivated vaccines may be associated with an increased risk of adverse events when administered during pregnancy.
Regular, close contact of an infant or a pregnant woman
  • Tetanus (Lockjaw), Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough vaccine (Tdap)
Asplenic
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Meningitis vaccine (Meningococcal)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-C-13 and Pneu-P-23)). Refer to schedule for spacing.
Sickle-cell disease
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Meningitis vaccine (Meningococcal)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-C-13 and Pneu-P-23)). Refer to schedule for spacing.
Weakened immune system (congenital/primary immunodeficiency or “immunocompromising conditions” (e.g. long term use of corticosteroids, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, post organ transplant therapy, and certain antirheumatic drugs)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib) if (congenital/primary)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB) if (congenital/primary)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-C-13 and Pneu-P-23)) if (congenital/primary and immunocompromising conditions). Refer to schedule for spacing.
  • Meningococcal if (congenital/primary)
Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Cochlear implant
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Organ transplant (solid or HSCT)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-C-13 and Pneu-P-23))
    **HSCT: administer 3 doses of Pneu-C-13, 3-6 months after transplant, each 4 weeks apart. Followed by a dose of Pneu-P-23, 6-12 months after the last Pneu-C-13, i.e. 12-18 months post-transplant.
Smoker, difficulty controlling alcohol intake, homelessness
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Uses street drugs
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (HA)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
HIV positive
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (HA)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
  • Meningitis vaccine (Meningococcal)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-C-13 and Pneu-P-23)). Refer to schedule for spacing.
Heart disease, asthma, chronic lung disease
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Kidney disease
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23, **nephrotic syndrome both Pneu-P-23 and Pneu-C-13)). Refer to schedule for spacing.
Liver disease diagnosis
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (HA)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumococcal (Pneu-P-23))
Blood clotting disorders/receives blood or blood products
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (HA)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
Newcomer to Canada
Never had a tetanus-containing vaccine or it has been more than 10 years
  • Tetanus (Lockjaw), Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough vaccine (Tdap)
Member of the military, work in a refugee camp, travel to countries where Polio occurs, or are a family member of an internationally adopted child who received the Oral Polio vaccine
  • Polio vaccine (Polio)
MSM
  • Hepatitis A vaccine (HA)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (* recommended regardless of age)
Unprotected sex with multiple partners
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)
I have a sexual partner who has unprotected sex with others
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)
Repeated STI diagnoses
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HB)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)
Genital warts or abnormal pap test
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)
Male; in Grade 6 in 2012 or later, missed HPV vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)
Female; in Grade 6 in 2007 or later, missed HPV vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) (also consider age criteria)