My daughter's pediatrician is away for her 6 month shots....

Question: 

My daughter's pediatrician is away for her 6 month shots. Her next check up is scheduled at 7 months. I'd prefer her doctor to give the vaccine. Is it bad to delay a month?

Answer: 

In BC, the routine infant schedule is a 2, 4 and 6 months of age; read more about why your child needs to get vaccinated on time here. The recommended schedule is designed to protect babies early in life, when they are most vulnerable, and before they are potentially exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. At times, because of parent schedules or clinic wait lists, the next available appointment may result in your infant not being immunized exactly at 6 months of age. If you have further questions we recommend you call your local public health unit and ask to speak to a public health nurse. You will find the number here.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Monday, Mar 02, 2020