Hi there, my son's 18 month VACCINE is due on Dec 23 2016....


Hi there, my son's 18 month VACCINE is due on Dec 23 2016. However, we have to leave Canada due to Family emergency, and we should come back on 10 Feb 2017.I don't think we could get his 18 months vaccine done when we travell abroad. Is it too late to have his VACCINE when we come back? Thx


For best protection, it is advised that children receive all of the recommended vaccines on time.  We recommend that you contact your immunizing health care provider (public health nurse or physician).  Your health care provider can provide you with more information and discuss your options with you, including the option of your son getting his18 month immunization early and prior to leaving Canada.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here

It is also recommended that you consult a travel health professional to determine if your child needs any additional vaccines that are not part of the routine schedule prior to traveling.  A travel health professional can also inform you of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the area you are traveling to. You can find a list of travel clinics in BC here.

For most vaccines, it's never too late to catch up on missing vaccines.  

- Immunization Nurse