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Immunization Schedule For
BC Infants and Children


Note: The vaccine schedule can change. Speak with your health care provider, or call 8-1-1 if you have questions. Immunization table developed and reviewed by HealthLinkBC, BC Ministry of Health, and BC Centre for Disease Control. Older children and adolescents need 2 doses of the vaccine. The second dose needs to be given at least 6 months after the first dose. The immunization indicated at 4 years of age is for children who do not receive the vaccine as infants.

1 Children who have had chickenpox or shingles disease at 1 year of age or older do not need the chickenpox vaccine and should get the MMR vaccine at 4 years of age.

2 The hepatitis A vaccine is provided free to Aboriginal children (aged 6 months to 18 years) living both on-reserve and off-reserve. Infants will receive the first dose at 6 months of age and the second dose at 18 months of age.

3 Annual influenza immunization is recommended for children 6 months to 4 years of age. For children receiving the vaccine for the first time, a second dose is recommended 4 weeks after the first dose.


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