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We don't have that information at ImmunizeBC. If a person was immunized at school, the health centre/pubic health unit in the city or town they attended school in should have a record of their immunizations. The contact information for public health units in BC can be found here.Read Full Answer
Protection from the pertussis vaccine decreases with time. Exactly how long protection from the vaccine lasts is unknown. However, studies suggest that the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine protects about 7 out of 10 adolescents in the first year after getting the vaccine. The protection provided by the vaccine then decreases with each year since the vaccine was given.Read Full Answer
Providing that minimum intervals are met (minimum intervals are the shortest time between two doses of a vaccine in a multi-dose series in which a protective response to the subsequent dose can be expected), you may be able to take your child in early. Please call your local community health centre/public health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse.Read Full Answer
It is recommended that parents or guardians and their children discuss consent for immunization. Efforts are first made to seek parental/guardian or representative consent prior to immunization.Read Full Answer
Immunization is not mandatory in BC. However, it is strongly recommended that children are up-to-date with their immunizations prior to entering a childcare facility or school. If you have other questions or concerns, please contact your local community health centre and ask to speak to a public health nurse. You will find the number here.Read Full Answer
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