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Babies routinely receive their first set of immunizations at 2 calendar months of age, however these immunizations can be given at 8 weeks.  We recommend that you contact your public health nurse for more information.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.

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No.  In BC, the hepatitis B vaccine is given to babies as part of their routine immunizations at 2, 4 and 6 months of age. It is usually combined with other childhood vaccines such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b.

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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 review your son's immunization history and tell you the earliest date your son can get his 18 month vaccine(s). There is a minimum interval between doses that must be met in order for the 18th month dose(s) to be considered valid.

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We recommend that you contact your local public health unit or doctor as soon as possible so that your child can be assessed to determine if treatment (which may include getting the tetanus vaccine) is required. Tetanus-containing vaccines are available from public health units. 

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Children in BC are routinely offered the pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal C conjugate, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella (chickenpox) vaccines at 12 months of age.  It is recommended that these 4 vaccines are given on or after a child’s 1st birthday.

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