What happens when we refuse to vaccinate our...

Question: 

What happens when we refuse to vaccinate our children? 

Answer: 

Vaccination is not mandatory in B.C. However, it is strongly recommended that children get all of the recommended vaccines

Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against a number of serious and sometimes deadly diseases. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, or to delay vaccines, there can be risks. It’s important that all parents who choose not to vaccinate understand how to minimize the risk of their child getting a vaccine-preventable disease and spreading it to others. 

Learn what you need to know if you choose not to vaccinate your child, or to delay vaccines, here

Learn more about your risks and responsibilities with an unvaccinated child here.

If you have questions or concerns about vaccines, we recommend that you talk to your doctor or a public health nurse. You can find the contact information for your local health unit here

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019