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In this section, you will find information about:

  • The vaccines routinely recommended in B.C., including who should get the vaccines, the benefits, and potential side effects. 
  • The diseases these vaccines protect against, including what they are, how they spread, and potential complications.  

The diseases vaccines protect against can be very dangerous and even deadly. Many of these diseases are now rare in Canada, largely due to vaccine programs. However, if vaccination rates drop, these diseases could quickly become widespread once again.


Getting all the recommended vaccines is the safest and most effective way to protect for you, your family, and your community.


Find information on travel vaccines here

Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Mar 19, 2020