Is it safe to vaccinate your child under 2 years old...

Question: 

Is it safe to vaccinate your child under 2 years old

Answer: 

Yes, it is safe to vaccinate children under 2 years old. Vaccines in Canada are effective and safe — much safer than the diseases they prevent. In Canada, serious side effects occur very rarely. The recommended schedule starting at 2 months of age, protects infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they come into contact with life-threatening diseases. Children receive immunization early because they are susceptible to diseases at a young age. The consequences of these diseases can be very serious, even life-threatening, for infants and young children. For more information, check here. If you have further questions, please contact your health care provider or call your local health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse. You will find their number here.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Monday, Dec 02, 2019