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

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 regularly in collaboration with the Canadian Nursing Coalition for Immunization (CNCI) and the Canadian Immunization Committee (CIC); and schedules for each province or territory can be found on their website. Individuals are also encouraged to talk to their healthcare providers about recommended vaccines.

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: May 2017)

2017

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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 1

Females and males

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Footnote 2

Females only

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Footnote 3

Males only

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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/A 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
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: 7 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
(3-dose) Grade: 4
Starting Sept. 2017: (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) 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/A N/A N/A Age:
12 months
Age:
12 months
N/A N/A N/A N/A Age:
12 months
N/A Age:
12, 18 months
Var Varicella vaccine Age:
12 months
N/A Catch-up (2nd dose) 2015 to 2021 Grade: 6 N/A Age:
15 months
Age: 4-6 yrs Catch-up (2nd dose) 2016/17 to 2022/23 Grade: 9 N/A Catch-up (2nd dose)
Age:
4 years
N/A Age:
12 months
N/A Age:
15 months
MMRV 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
N/A
Men-C-C Meningococcal conjugate (Strain C) vaccine Age:
2, 12 months
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
Age:
2, 12 months
Age:
12 months
Catch-up 2006 to 2020 Grade: 9
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 b
N/A
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, 6 if high risk, 12 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
Starting June 2017 Age: 2,4 months N/A Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
Age:
2, 4 months
N/A
HPV Human Papillomavirus vaccine (2-dose)
Grade: 6Footnote 2
(HPV-9)
(3-dose)
Grade: 5Footnote 1
(HPV-9)
Catch-up
(3-dose) 2014 to 2018 Grade: 9
Footnote 3
(2-dose) Grade: 6 Footnote 2 (2-dose) Grade: 6 Footnote 1

Catch-up
(2-dose)
Grade: 8,9Footnote 3
(2-dose) Grade: 7 Footnote 1
(Starting September 2017:  HPV-9)
Catch-up (2-dose) 2016-2017 Grade: 8Footnote 2
(2-dose)
Grade: 4Footnote 1
(HPV-9)
(2-dose) Grade: 7Footnote 2
Starting September 2017: (2-dose)
Grade 7Footnote 1(HPV-9)
(2-dose) Grade: 7Footnote 1 (2-dose)
Grade: 6Footnote 1
(2-dose) Grade: 6Footnote 2
Starting September 2017: (2-dose) Grade: 6Footnote 1
(2-dose)
Grade: 6Footnote 2
Starting September 2017: (2-dose) Grade: 6Footnote 1
(9-14 years: 2-dose 15 years +: 3-dose)
Grade: 4-6Footnote 2
(3-dose)
Grade: 6Footnote 2
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