Are immunizations required by law in B.C. in 2019?...


Are immunizations required by law in B.C. in 2019?


Mandatory immunization programs for children are not anywhere in Canada, including BC. However, it is strongly recommended that children and adults are up-to-date with their immunizations. BC Routine immunization schedules are here.

In BC, there is not a requirement to provide immunization records or documentation of valid exemptions to immunization to public health. Public health staff obtain immunization records of children through a voluntary process. These records are entered into the immunization registry, and available for rapid retrieval when needed; the information is also used to remind children/ parents about needed vaccines.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Feb 21, 2019