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Tdap vaccine is not licensed for use in 3 year olds and the tetanus vaccine is not available on its own. It is combined with other vaccines so children can receive protection from several diseases with one shot. We recommend that you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse.Read Full Answer
In general, it is recommended that children receive all of the vaccines recommended for children of their age as soon as recommended in order to provide protection as early as possible. Meningitis is not 'mandatory' in BC nor are any other vaccines, but they are 'recommended'. The meningitis vaccine will be available for free when you move to BC.Read Full Answer
If an adult is exposed to the actual rotavirus vaccine in the manner you have described, they wouldn't get the disease because the vaccine contains a weakened form of rotavirus that does not cause disease. The exception to this is a person who has a weakened immune system due to disease or medical treatment. They could theoretically become ill however the risk is extremely low.Read Full Answer
We strongly recommended that children are immunized according to the routine schedule and that they get all vaccines on time. All of the recommended vaccines are important and protect children against diseases that can cause serious illness and even death. Skipping vaccines leaves children at risk for serious diseases at a time when they need the protection most.Read Full Answer
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