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Routine Immunization Schedule


Immunization carried out as recommended by the following schedule will provide good basic protection for most children against the diseases shown. Click on the vaccine name to find out more about the vaccine.  Click here to find out which vaccinations your child is required to have by law to attend school or day care.

Publicly Funded Routine Immunization Schedule

Routine Immunization Schedule
     *Flu Shot is indicated for infants 6 months and older       
Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Immunization Guide 7th ed. (2006) Adapted from the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit – 09/07       
Vaccine Key
 Infectious Disease(s) it protects against
 Adacel  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
 Adacel Polio  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio
 Agriflu  Influenza (flu)
 Boostrix  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
 dTap  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
 Engerix  Hepatitis B 
 Fluviral  Influenza (Flu) 
 Gardasil  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 
 Hep B  Hepatitis B
 Hib  Haemophilus influenzae type B
 HPV  Human Papillomavirus 
 IPV (injected)  Polio 
 Men C-ACYW-135  Meningococcal type A, C, Y, W-135 (meningitis)
 Men C-C (conjugate)  Meningococcal type C (meningitis)


 Meningococcal type C (meningitis)
 MMR or MMR II  Measles, mumps, rubella
 MMRV   Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox)

 Meningococcal type C (meningitis)

 OPV (oral)  Polio
 Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio and Haemophilus influenzae
 type b (hib) 
 Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio and Haemophilus influenzae
 type b (hib) 
 Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio and Haemophilus influenzae  
 type b (hib) 
 Pneumo (conjugate)  Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia) 
 Pneumo polysaccharide  Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia) 
 Pneumo 23 (poly)  Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia) 
 Pneumovax 23 (poly)  Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia) 
 Prevnar (conjugate)  Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia)
 Prevnar 13
 Pneumococcal infections (meningitis, blood infection, pneumonia)
 Priorix Measles, mumps, rubella
 Quad  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio 
 Quadracel    Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio 
 Recombivax  Hepatitis B
 Rotavirus  Rotavirus
 Rotarix  Rotavirus
 Shingles  Varicella-zoster virus / herpes zoster (Shingles)
 Td  Tetanus, diphtheria 
 Tdap-IPV  Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio
 TdP  Tetanus, diphtheria, polio
 Twinrix  Hepatitis A and B 
 Varicella (VZ)  Chickenpox
 Varilrix  Varicella (Chickenpox)
 Varivax   Varicella (Chickenpox)
 Vaxigrip  Influenza (Flu)
 Zostavax  Shingles


Sometimes immunizations are missed…
Interruption of the recommended schedule may happen due to missed appointments, an illness or for other reasons. This does not mean you have to start the vaccine series over, no matter much time has gone by. However, all children and adults should receive the missed vaccinations to complete the appropriate schedule for their current age.
Modified schedules for children and adults who were not immunized in early infancy or childhood can be found on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.
You can also call the Brant County Public Health Unit at (519) 753-4937 ext 451.
  Please Note: Doctors will provide parents with a vaccine record, but will not always report this information to the Health Unit.  Parents are responsible for notifying the Health Unit each time a child receives an immunization.  To report your child's immunization: Contact our 24 hour, confidential Student Immunization Update line at 519-753-4937 ext. 451 or click here to access our new online report form.


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 March 2013 )