When to Immunize

Alberta’s routine immunization schedule is designed with your child in mind. By following this schedule, your child will be immunized against diseases at the safest and most effective ages and stages. This means your child will get the maximum possible protection, and protection that lasts.

Age

Vaccine Name

Protects Against

2 months

  1. DTaP-IPV-Hib
  2. Pneumococcal conjugate (PNEU-C13)
  3. Rotavirus
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  2. Pneumococcal Disease
  3. Rotavirus

4 months

  1. DTaP-IPV-Hib
  2. Pneumococcal conjugate (PNEU-C13)
  3. Meningococcal conjugate (MenconC)
  4. Rotavirus
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  2. Pneumococcal Disease
  3. Meningococcal Disease
  4. Rotavirus

6 months

  1. DTaP-IPV-Hib
  2. Pneumococcal conjugate (PNEU-C13) (for high-risk children only)
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b
  2. Pneumococcal Disease

6 months and older

and repeated annually, every influenza season

  1. Annual (seasonal) influenza
  1. Three strains of influenza expected to circulate in that influenza season. Because the strains of influenza circulating change every season, the influenza immunization changes each season as well. To be protected, your child needs to receive his or her influenza mmunization every year, at the start of influenza season (approximately October of every year).

12 months

  1. MMR-Var
  2. Meningococcal conjugate (MenconC)
  3. Pneumococcal conjugate (PNEU-C13)
  1. Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox
  2. Meningococcal Disease
  3. Pneumococcal Disease

18 months

  1. DTaP-IPV-Hib
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b

4–6 years

  1. dTap-IPV
  2. MMR-Var
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus, polio
  2. Measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox

Grade 5

  1. Hepatitis B (3 doses)
  2. HPV (3 doses)
  1. Hepatitis B
  2. Human papillomavirus

Grade 9

  1. dTap
  2. MenC-ACYW
  3. HPV (3 doses)*
  1. Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis) , tetanus
  2. Meningococcal Disease
  3. Human papillomavirus

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* HPV vaccine will only be given to students in grade 9 who have not already had 3 doses.