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

Question: 

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

Answer: 

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