Provincial and territorial routine and catch-up vaccination schedule for infants and children in Canada

2020

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This table summarizes the current routine vaccination schedule for infants and children in all provinces and territories across Canada. Changes to this schedule are updated regularly in collaboration with the Canadian Nursing Coalition for Immunization (CNCI) and the Canadian Immunization Committee (CIC); Schedules for each province or territory are available. Additional information is available on Canada.ca/vaccines. (last update: June 2020)

Vaccination schedules
Vaccines Provinces and territories
Abbreviations Descriptions BC AB SK MB ON QCFootnote 6 NB NS PE NL YT NT NU
DTaP-IPV-Hib Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Polio Virus, Haemophilus Influenzae type B vaccine Age:
18 months
Age:
18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
12 monthsFootnote 4
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, 4-6yrsFootnote 7
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
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/A N/A N/A Age:
2, 4 monthsFootnote 4
N/A N/A Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/A Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/A N/A
Tdap-IPV Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid), Inactivated Polio Virus vaccine Age:
4-6 years
Age:
4 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
N/A Age:
4-6 years
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid) vaccine Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 8 Grade: 8, 9 Age:
14-16 years
N/A Grade: 7 Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 7 Grade: 6
Td Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3rd year of high school N/A N/A N/A N/AD N/A N/A N/A
BCG Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Age:
At birth
HAHB Hepatitis A Vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 18 mosFootnote 4 Catch-up 4th year of primary school N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
HB Hepatitis B vaccine HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
Catch-up (3-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose), Grade: 6 (2-dose)
Grade: 7
HB is provided
in a combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy and HAHB in adolescentsFootnote 5
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/A N/A N/A Age:
12 months
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Age:
12 months
N/A N/A
Var Varicella vaccine Age:
12 months
N/A Catch-up (2nd dose) Grade: 6 N/A Age:
15 months
Catch-up Age: 4-6 yrs Catch-up (2nd dose) Grade: 9 N/A N/A N/A Age:
12 months
N/A Catch-up
Grade: 6
MMR-V Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella vaccine 2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
12 months, 4 years
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12 months, 4-6 years
2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
12, 18 monthsFootnote 4
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12, 18 months
Age:
12, 18 months
2nd dose
Age:
4-6 years
Age:
12, 36 months
Age:
12, 18 months
Men-C-C Meningococcal conjugate (Strain C) vaccine Age:
2, 12 months
Age:
4, 12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
18Footnote 4 months,
3rd year of high school
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
Age:
2, 12 months
Age:
2, 12 months
Age:
12 months
Men-C-ACYW-135 Meningococcal conjugate (Strains A, C, Y, W135) vaccine Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 6 Grade: 6 Grade: 7 N/A Grade: 9 Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 4 Grade 9 Grade: 12Footnote 1 Grade 9
Pneu-P-23 Pneumococcal polysaccharide (23-valent) vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Age: 2-3 years
Pneu-C-13 ears 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
N/A Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age: 2, 4, 12 mos Age:
2, 4, 6, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 15 months
Pneu-C-10 Pneumococcal conjugate (10-valent) vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Age:
2, 4, 12 months
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rota Rotavirus vaccine Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
HPV Human Papillomavirus vaccine (2-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose) Grade: 6 (2-dose) Grade: 6 (2-dose) Grade: 7
Catch-up(2 or 3 doses) Grade8-11Footnote 3 Grades 8 - 12Footnote 2
(2-dose) 4th year of primary schoolFootnote 8 (2-dose)
Grade 7
(2-dose) Grade: 7 (2-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose) Grade: 6 (2-dose) Grade: 6 (9-14 years: 2-dose 15 years +: 3-dose)
Grade: 4-6
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
Footnote 1

If attending post-secondary school out-of territory.

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Footnote 2

Females only

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Footnote 3

Males only

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Footnote 4

The schedule applies to children born after June 1, 2019. Children born before this date will follow the vaccination schedule that was recommended at the time. For more information, please visit the Quebec Immunization Program.

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Footnote 5

Students are provided with a combination vaccine that protects against hepatitis A and B.

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Footnote 6

A catch-up program in the 3rd year of high-school evaluates student's vaccination history. Students will be provided any missed vaccination to protect against the following diseases: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningoccal serogroup C infections, hepattis A and B, and human papilloma virus.

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Footnote 7

DTaP-IPV-Hib may be substituted for DTaP-IPV in times of shortage for those who are 4-6yrs of age

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Footnote 8

Students receive one dose of HPV-9 and one dose of HPV-2

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N/A
Vaccine is not publically funded in the province/territory
Catch-Up
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 adtitional dose of a vaccine is recommended and a targeted program is put in place).
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