Immunizations and Vaccinations

Immunizations and Vaccine Schedule for Infants and Small Children

The following is the list of infant and childhood vaccines recommended by the Canadian Government. Our centers offer these vaccines on a walk-in basis:

Vaccine Recommended Age
DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib
(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, polio, Haemophilus influenza type b)
2, 4 and 6 months
Pneumococcal conjugate 2, 4 and 12 months
Rotavirus 2 and 4 months
Meningococcal conjugate C 2 and 12 months
MMR
(measles, mumps, rubella)
12 months
Varicella
(chickenpox)
12 months
DTap-IPV-Hib
(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenza type b)
18 months
DTaP-IPV
(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio)
Starting at 4 years (kindergarten entry)
MMRV
(measles, mumps, rubella, varicella)
Starting at 4 years (kindergarten entry)

There are additional vaccines offered to children in grades 6 and 9 but these are typically administered in the schools.

Flu Vaccination Clinics

An annual flu shot is your best protection against influenza.

High Risk Patients

High risk patients can receive their annual flu shot at one our centers on a walk-in basis. However, as the flu vaccine is often in short supply, we do recommend that you call first to ensure we have the vaccine on hand.

Are you Eligible for a High Risk Flu Vaccine?

Below, we have listed some of the groups of people who are considered at “high risk” of contracting the flu in British Columbia. High risk patients can receive their shot at one of our centers at no cost to the patient:

  • Children 6 months to five years in age
  • Pregnant women (any stage of pregnancy during flu season)
  • Seniors age 65 and older
  • Residents living in residential care, assisted living or other group facilities (no age restrictions)
  • Children and adults with certain chronic illnesses
  • Children and adults with weakened immune systems
  • Health care workers
  • Daycare workers if the children they supervise are under five

What if you are not Eligible for the High Risk Flu Vaccine? Can you Still Receive the Vaccine?

You may be eligible for the free vaccine even if you don’t belong to one of the above categories as this list is not exhaustive. Check with a physician to find out if you are eligible for a free vaccine.

Those persons who are not eligible for a free vaccine can still receive one as a private-pay patient. Our centers offer competitive pricing and a no-appointment-necessary policy.