Routine immunization schedule for infants & young children

Schedule for infants and young children

The schedule below lists what vaccines your child should receive and when.

Following the recommended immunization schedule provides your child with the best protection from potentially serious diseases.


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COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Find information on COVID-19 vaccines.


(Click on the vaccine name
to view the vaccine HealthLinkBC file)

2 months 4 months 6 months 12 months 18 months Starting
at 4 years

(kindergarten entry)
(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
Pneumococcal Conjugate 1      
Meningococcal C Conjugate        
(measles, mumps, rubella)
Varicella 2
(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio)
(measles, mumps, rubella, varicella)
Influenza 3
(Inactivated and Live-Attenuated)

   Yearly for children 6 months of age and older

Hepatitis A 4
(for Indigenous children only)



1 - Children with specific medical conditions that place them at high risk of disease should receive an additional dose at 6 months of age. See the HealthLinkBC File for more information on vaccine eligibility or speak to your health care provider.
2 - Children who had chickenpox or shingles disease, confirmed by a lab test, at 1 year of age or older do not need the chickenpox vaccine and should get the MMR vaccine at 4 years of age.
3 - A second dose is needed 4 weeks after the first dose if receiving vaccine for the first time.
4 - Hepatitis A vaccine is offered to Indigenous children living both on-reserve and off-reserve.


Other vaccines your child may need 

Children with medical conditions 

Children with certain medical conditions may need additional vaccines or additional doses of vaccines. Talk to your healthcare provider about what vaccines your child may need.

Vaccines for extra protection  

In addition to the free routine vaccines your child is offered, there are other vaccines you can buy. These vaccines can help protect your child against even more diseases. Find information on vaccines for extra protection

It's not too late to catch up 

If your child missed a vaccine, call your local health unit or doctor's office to make an appointment for your child to get caught up. You don't need to start over if your child misses a vaccine.