Hi,My daughter (grade 9)has had 4 combined vaccines of...


Hi, My daughter (grade 9)has had 4 combined vaccines of Diphtheria, pertussisand Tetanus .The last shot was in her 7 years old.(before coming to Canada).Does she need get further vaccine of Diphtheria, pertussisand Tetanu? She got a form of 'consent for Grade 9 immunization' from school.


Children who have not received a dose of the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine on or after their 10th birthday need a dose in grade 9. 

The Tdap vaccine is offered to all students in grade 9. This is a booster dose for children immunized against these diseases at a younger age. The booster dose strengthens or boosts the immune system to give better protection against these diseases. 

If you have further questions regarding which vaccines your child needs, we recommend that you contact your local public health unit and to speak with the public health nurse that works with your child’s school.  You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here: http://immunizebc.ca/finder