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my daughter needs her grade 6 shots (age 12) is the hpv9...
my daughter needs her grade 6 shots (age 12) is the hpv9 replacing hpv4? Has meningococcal c changed to a 4 strain vaccine given in grade 9 and nothing in gr 6?
In September 2016, the HPV9 vaccine replaced the HPV4 vaccine which was previously provided to girls in grade 6 as part of the school-based immunization program.
Also in September 2016, the booster dose of the meningococcal C vaccine that was previously provided in grade 6 as part of the school-based immunization program was replaced with the meningococcal quadrivalent conjugate vaccine which is now provided in grade 9.
You can find the vaccine schedule for school age children in BC here.
The following HealthLinkBC Files contain information on grade 6 and grade 9 immunizations:
You can also contact your local public health unit for information on school age immunizations.
- Immunization Nurse