My Sister in law hasn't vaccinated her kids. They are 1, 3,...

Question: 

My Sister in law hasn't vaccinated her kids. They are 1, 3, and 5 years old. Can they safely visit my new infant? If not, what strong articles can I show her to convince her? (she won't take it well).

Answer: 

The Why vaccinate and If you choose not to vaccinate sections on ImmunizeBC may be helpful when discussing the importance of vaccines to prevent/stop the spread of vaccine preventable diseases. Community Immunity or Herd Immunity is especially important for infants who are too young to be vaccinated (less than 2 months of age). A list of credible trust-worthy websites on vaccines are found here.

You may want to discuss this further with a health care provider or a public health nurse at a your local health unit.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2019