Canada's Provincial and Territorial Routine (and Catch-up) Vaccination Programs for Infants and Children

2015

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This table summarizes the current routine vaccination schedule for infants and children in all provinces and territories across Canada. Provincial and territorial schedules change regularly. This schedule is updated four times per year in collaboration with the CNCI and the CIC; and schedules for each province or territory can be found on their website. Individuals are also encouraged to talk to their paediatrician, family physician, public health nurse or local health unit about recommended immunizations.

The Canadian Immunization Guide is an online resource for health care professionals and includes more information about vaccines, vaccine safety and the recommended immunization schedules. Additional information on vaccine safety, epidemiology, and guidance on immunization and vaccines is available on Canada.ca. (last update: July 2015)

Vaccination Schedules
Vaccines Provinces & Territories
Abbreviations Descriptions BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
Footnote a

NACI recommends either DTaP-IPV or Tdap-IPV vaccines may be used for the 4-6 year old booster in children.

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Footnote b

If attending post-secondary school out-of territory.

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Footnote c

Females only

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Footnote d

Females and males

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Footnote e

Males only

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Footnote f

Will switch from a 3-dose to a 2-dose schedule in September 2015.

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Footnote 1

Vaccine is not publicly funded in this province/territory.

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Footnote 2

A specific catch-up program is currently underway. A catch-up program is defined as a time-limited measure to implement a new vaccine program to a certain age cohort (e.g. an additional dose of a vaccine is recommended and a targeted program is put in place). It can also be used when a vaccine is added at a younger age (e.g. in infancy) and the existing program continues until that infancy age cohort "catches up" to the current age cohort (e.g. hepatitis b vaccine is added to the infancy program, but the school immunization program continues until those infants reach school aged immunization). With that said, a province or territory can still provide catch-up vaccine at the individual level even if there's no specific program in place.

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DTaP-IPV-Hib Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Virus, Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine Age:
18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Inactivated Polio Virus, Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
2, 4, 18 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/AFootnote 1 Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1
DTaP-IPV or Tdap-IPVFootnote a Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Virus vaccine, or Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid), Inactivated Polio Virus vaccine Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-5 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4-6 years
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid) vaccine Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 8 Age:
14-16 years
Age:
14-16 years
3rd year of high school Grade: 7 Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 9
HB Hepatitis B vaccine HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
(3-dose)
Grade: 5
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
(starting in Sept. 2017, 2-dose program in grade 6) Grade: 4 (2-dose)
Grade: 7
HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
Catch-upFootnote 2 (2-dose) (2013/14 to 2022/23) Grade: 4
Age:
At birth, 2, 6 months
(2-dose)
Grade: 7
HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
Age:
At birth, 1, 6 months
Age:
At birth, 1, 9 months
MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine Age:
12 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
12 months
N/AFootnote 1 Age:
12, 18 months
Var Varicella vaccine Age:
12 months
N/AFootnote 1 Catch-upFootnote 2 (2nd dose) (2015 to 2021) Grade: 6 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
15 months
N/AFootnote 1 Catch-upFootnote 2 (2nd dose) (2015-2016) Grade: 10 (2015/16 to 2022/23) Grade: 9 N/AFootnote 1 Catch-upFootnote 2 (2nd dose) (2012 to 2015)
Age:
4 years
N/AFootnote 1 Age:
12 months
N/AFootnote 1 Age:
15 months
MMR-Var Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella vaccine 2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
12 months & 4-6 years
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12 months & 4-6 years
2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
18 months
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12, 18 months-6 years
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12, 18 months
2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
12, 36 months
N/AFootnote 1
Men-C-C Meningococcal conjugate (Strain C) vaccine Age:
2, 12 months & Grade: 6
Age:
4, 12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months & Grade: 4 (moving in sept. 2019 to grade 6)
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months & 3rd year of high school
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
2, 12 months & Grade: 6
Age:
2, 12 months
Age:
12 months
Catch-upFootnote 2 (2006 to 2020) Grade: 9
Men-C-ACYW-135 Meningococcal conjugate (Strains A, C, Y, W135) vaccine N/AFootnote 1 Grade: 9 Grade: 6 N/AFootnote 1 Grade: 7 N/AFootnote 1 Grade: 9 (Starting sept. 2015) Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 4 N/AFootnote 1 Grade: 12
Footnote b
N/AFootnote 1
Pneu-C-13 Pneumococcal conjugate (13-valent) vaccine Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Inf Influenza vaccine Age:
6-59 months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6-23 months
Age:
6 months-18 years
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6-59 months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Age:
6+ months
Rota Rotavirus vaccine Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
N/AFootnote 1 N/AFootnote 1 Age:
2, 4 months
(Starting Sept. 1, 2015)
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
N/AFootnote 1
HPV Human Papillomavirus vaccine (2-dose)
Grade: 6
Footnote c
(3-dose)
Grade: 5
Footnote d
Catch-upFootnote 2
(3-dose) (2014 to 2018) Grade: 9

Footnote e
Grade: 6
Footnote cFootnote f
Grade: 6
Footnote cFootnote f
Grade: 8
Footnote cFootnote f
(2-dose)
Grade: 4
Footnote c
Grade: 7
Footnote cFootnote f
Grade: 7
Footnote cFootnote f (Starting sept. 2015: Grade: 7
Footnote dFootnote f)
(3-dose)
Grade: 6
Footnote d
Catch-upFootnote 2
(3-dose)
(2015 to 2016)
Grade: 9

Footnote e
Grade: 6
Footnote cFootnote f
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
Footnote c
(9-14 years: 2-dose 15 years +: 3-dose)
Grade: 4-6
Footnote c
(3-dose)
Grade: 6
Footnote c
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