Vaccine DINs

Vaccine Drug Identification Numbers (DINs)

What is a DIN?

Every vaccine and medication has a unique Drug Identification Number (DIN). These numbers are used to catalogue vaccines in Canada, and are used by benefits companies for reimbursing insured expenses.

Drug Identification Number (DIN) for vaccines

VACCINE DIN DISEASE
Adacel 02240255 Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertussis
Adacel-Polio 02352044 Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, & Polio
Avaxim Adult 02237792 Hepatitis A
Avaxim Jr 02243741 Hepatitis A
Bexsero 02417030 Meningococcal Meningitis (Group B)
Dukoral 02247208 Cholera & Travellers Diarrhea
Engerix B Adult 01919431 Hepatitis B
Engerix B Jr 02296454 Hepatitis B
Gardasil 9 02437058 Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Imovax Polio 01108398 Polio
Imovax Rabies 01908286 Rabies
Ixiaro 02333279 Japanese Encephalitis
Menactra 02279924 Meningococcal Meningitis (Groups A, C, Y, W)
Menveo 02347393 Meningococcal Meningitis (Groups A, C, Y, W)
MMR II 00466085 Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
Nimenrix 02402904 Meningococcal Meningitis (Groups A, C, Y, W)
Pneumovax 23 00431648 Pneumonia (Pneumococcal - 23 strains)
Prevnar 02335204 Pneumonia (Pneumococcal - 13 strains)
RabAvert 02267667 Rabies
Shingrix 02468425 Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Td Adsorbed 00514462 Tetanus & Diphtheria
Trumenba 02468751 Meningococcal Meningitis (Group B)
Twinrix Adult 02230578 Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
Twinrix Jr. 02237548 Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B
Typhim VI 02130955 Typhoid
Varivax 02246081 Chickenpox (Varicella)
Vivaxim 02248361 Hepatitis A & Typhoid
Vivotif 00885975 Typhoid
YF-Vax 00428833 Yellow Fever

Are vaccines covered by my benefits?

If you are part of a group health benefits plan, there is a very good chance that you have some–if not all–of your vaccines included with your coverage. Every plan will vary, so you can use the DIN information above to ask your insurance provider about what is covered. 

For example, many college and university students have about $300/year for vaccines as part of their automatic student health plan. Students can learn more about their school or student association healthcare plans at Studentcare.ca.

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