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Vaccines are a healthy choice for your child. They protect your child from diseases that can cause serious illness, disability and death.
In BC, school-age children are offered immunizations in grade 6 and in grade 9.
These immunizations are offered at school throughout the school year.
The following vaccines are routinely offered to students in grade 6:
For more information about grade 6 immunizations in BC, please see the HealthLink BC File: Grade 6 Immunizations in B.C.
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The following vaccines are routinely offered to all students in grade 9:
For more information about grade 6 immunizations in BC, please see the HealthLink BC File: Grade 9 Immunizations in B.C.
It is recommended that parents or guardians and their children discuss consent for immunization. Children under the age of 19, who are able to understand the benefits and possible reactions for each vaccine and the risk of not getting immunized, can legally consent to or refuse immunizations. For more information on mature minor consent see: HealthLinkBC File: The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization.
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.
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