Immunization schedule

Routine Immunization Schedule for Infants and Children

AGE

VACCINE

2 months

DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type B)
Rotavirus
Pneum C (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Men-C (Meningococcal C Conjugate)

4 months

DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib  (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type B)
Rotavirus
Pneum C (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
Men-C (Meningococcal C Conjugate) ~ Children with specific medical conditions that place them at high risk of disease should receive an additional dose.

6 months

DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib  (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type B)
Rotavirus ^
Pneum C (Pneumococcal Conjugate) ‡ Children with specific medical conditions that place them at high risk of disease should receive an additional dose.
Influenza * Ages six months to nine years: a second dose required four weeks after first if receiving vaccine for first time.

12 months 

Pneum C (Pneumococcal  Conjugate)
Men-C
(Meningococcal C Conjugate)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
VAR (Chickenpox)

18 months 

DTaP-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type B)

4–6 years 

DTaP-IPV / Tdap-IPV (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Vaccine)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
VAR (Chickenpox)

Grade 6

(usually administered in school)
HPV ** Starting 2017/2018 both boys and girls can receive the HPV vaccine.

Grade 9

(usually administered in school)
Men C - *** (ACYW135)
Tdap - (Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis)

   ^ Rotavirus vaccine 3 dose schedule when using RotaTeq® vaccine.
   ~ Children with specific medical conditions that place them at high risk of disease should receive an additional dose.
   * Ages 6 months to 9 years: a second dose is required 4 weeks after the first dose if receiving the vaccine for the first time.
   **Two dose series: second dose given 6 months after first dose.
   *** Meningococcal Quadrivalent vaccine, A, C, Y, W-135.

   

Common side effects of immunizations include soreness and redness at the site of the injection, irritability/fussiness, and/or mild fever.

If your child experiences anything more severe, please contact your physician and report all severe reactions to one of the nurses at your local Health Centre.

For more information contact your community health centre to speak with a nurse.