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

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: August 2018)

2018

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Vaccination Schedules
Vaccines Provinces & 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:
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
Age:
2, 4, 6 months
N/A N/A N/A Age:
2, 4, 18 months
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:
4-6 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 yearsFootnote 7
Age:
4-6 years
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria (reduced toxoid), acellular pertussis (reduced toxoid) vaccine Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 8 Age:
13-15 years
Age:
14-16 years
Grade: Secondary III Grade: 7 Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 9 Grade: 7 Grade: 6
HA Hepatitis A Vaccine N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Grade: 4

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
(3-dose)
Grade: 5
(2-dose)
Grade: 6
(2-dose), Grade: 6 (2-dose)
Grade: 7
HB is provided
in a 3-dose combination vaccine
(DTaP-HB-
IPV-Hib) in infancy
Catch-up (2-dose)
Grade: 4
Footnote 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
Age:
12 months
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
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, 4-6 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 yrs
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 monthsFootnote 4
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
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 N/A Grade: 7 N/A Grade: 9 Grade: 7 Grade: 9 Grade: 4 Grade 9 Grade: 12
Footnote 1
Grade 9
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
N/A Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 6 if high risk, 12 months
Age: 2, 4, 6 if high risk12 mos Age:
2, 4, 12 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 months
Age:
2, 4, 6, 18 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
N/A 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

Catch-up
(3-dose) 2014 to 2018 Grade: 9
Footnote 3
(2-dose) Grade: 6 (2-dose) Grade: 6
Catch-up
(2-dose)
Grade: 8,9Footnote 3
(2-dose) Grade: 7
Catch-up (2 or 3 -dose) Grades 8 to 12Footnote 2


(2-dose)
Grade: 4

(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

Starting as early as September 2019, Manitoba's Meningococcal School-Based Immunization Program will be offered at a later grade: no child will miss the opportunity to be vaccinated.

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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

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