What do I need to bring other than my child's care card when getting immunized?

Question: 

What do I need to bring other than my child's care card when getting immunized?

Answer: 
You may not need to bring your child’s care card if you have already provided it when you made an appointment at a public health unit but it is always useful to have it with you. If you are attending a drop in clinic at a health unit it will be helpful to have the care card with you so that the nurse can find your child’s record in the computer or so that a record can be created for your child if you are new to the province. If you are getting vaccines at a pharmacy or a doctor, you will need your care card in order to get the vaccines for free. 
 
It is important to bring your child's immunization record with you to the appointment so that the person giving the vaccine can fill it out. If your child was born in BC, you should have received a Child Health Passport that contains an immunization record. If you didn’t receive one, you can request one from your local health unit.
 
There are things you can do before, during, and after the immunization appointment that can help make immunizations easier and less stressful for both you and your child. Find more information here about your child’s appointment. 
Date last reviewed: 
Monday, Feb 07, 2022