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Travelers to BC from outside of Canada may be immunized according to the BC routine schedule while they are in the province.  Vaccines provided as part of the routine schedule are publicly funded (free) and are available from public health units.

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We recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse.  A public health nurse can gather the additional information from you that is needed to better answer your question. 

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You can contact your local public health unit and make an appointment for your son to get caught up on any missing vaccines.  It's important that you bring your son's immunization record with you to the appointment. A public health nurse can review your son's record and can recommend and provide any missing routine vaccines for free.

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You can contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with a public health nurse. A public health nurse will document your refusal of vaccines in your child’s record.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.  

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For best protection, it is recommended that children adhere as closely as possible to the recommended schedule.

Postponing the 6 month vaccination is an option, however the risk with postponing vaccines is that it leaves children at risk for disease longer and at a time when they are most vulnerable.  

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