We are traveling on the day she is supposed to get 12 month...

Question: 

We are traveling on the day she is supposed to get 12 month immunized. Should we go in 1 day early or 7 days late?

Answer: 

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.

In certain situations, your health care provider may recommend that your child receives all or some of these vaccines early. In this case, certain vaccines would need to repeated after the child’s 1st birthday. 

We recommend that you contact your public health nurse or family doctor who can make a recommendation for your child.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.

Immunization Nurse