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Immunization for children (0 to 18 years)

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Vaccines can save your child's life. Here are 7 important reasons to immunize your child.

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Children are offered routine vaccines starting at 2 months of age, at kindergarten entry, and in school. Routine vaccines are free. Find out what vaccines are recommended for your child and when. 
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Find the recommended immunization schedules for infants & young children and school-age children & teens. 

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For best protection, your child should follow the recommended immunization schedule and get all vaccines on time.

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In addition to free vaccines, there are other vaccines that you can buy to give your child extra protection. 

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If you just moved to BC, it’s important to make sure that you and your family have all the vaccines you need.
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Learn how to prepare for your child’s appointment and support them before, during, and after immunizations.

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These tips can lead to a more positive immunization experience for you and your child.

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If you choose not to immunize your child, it's important to know the risks and your responsibilities. 

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This regulation supports the collection of immunization records of school-age children by public health.

FAQ

How do I know what vaccines my child needs?
I didn't immunize my child but have changed my mind. Is it too late to catch up?
My child is afraid of needles. How can I make the immunization experience easier for my child?