Immunizations Starting at 4 Years (Kindergarten Entry)

Did you know?

Public Health nurses can:

  • Provide your child’s Kindergarten vaccines
  • Check your child’s record for other missing routine vaccines
  • Give missing routine vaccines to your child
  • Answer your immunization questions

Is your child up-to-date for school?

Vaccines are a healthy choice for your child. They provide immunity and prevent disease. The following vaccines are provided free for Kindergarten-age children starting at age 4:

  1. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio (DTaP-IPV) vaccine
  2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) vaccine

Call for an immunization appointment today. 

Call your local public health unit to check when clinics are offered in your community. In some areas of BC, family doctors also provide immunizations. 

Your child is ready and up-to-date for Kindergarten if:

  • Your child received their Kindergarten vaccines
  • Your child’s immunization record was given to their school (you will be asked for your child’s record in some areas of BC only)
  • Your child received other missing routine vaccines they needed

Always have a current immunization record for your child

Here’s when you may be asked for it:

  • Kindergarten registration
  • Elementary & secondary school
  • School trips
  • After school care
  • Camps and outdoor schools
  • College or university
  • Some types of travel

Questions?

You can call your local public health unit and ask to speak to a Public Health Nurse or speak to your primary health care provider.

For common questions about school age immunizations, please see Childhood Immunization - Questions & Answers and School Age Immunization - Questions & Answers.