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

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 2019)

2019

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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

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

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

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-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 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, 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

(2-dose) Grade: 6

(2-dose) Grade: 6

(2-dose) Grade: 7
Catch-up Grade 10Footnote 3 (2 or 3 -dose) Grades 8 to 12Footnote 2

(2-dose) 4th year of primary school

(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

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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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