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School Immunization Reporting Form

Please complete and return this form when registering your child for school.

11 Apr, 2019

Immunization

Child Care Facility Immunization Report Form

Please complete and return this form when registering your child for a child care facility.

11 Apr, 2019

Immunization

More measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

More measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

8 measles infections have been identified in Vancouver this week.

15 Feb, 2019

Outbreaks

Immunization Website Links (Public)

Key websites and links to get protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.

10 Oct, 2018

Immunization

100 years since BC slammed by Spanish Flu pandemic

100 years since BC slammed by Spanish Flu pandemic

In October of 1918, British Columbia was in the midst of the worst influenza epidemic the world has ever seen.

09 Oct, 2018

Flu Outbreaks

Immunization Schedules

Download our simplified schedules or visit HealthLinkBC and ImmunizeBC for all ages and details.

01 Oct, 2018

Immunization

Immunization Record Cards

Keep track of your or your child's immunizations. It's an important record to keep for life.

01 Oct, 2018

Immunization

Measles alert for several Vancouver locations

Measles alert for several Vancouver locations

Possible exposure Sept. 8-11 at Skookum Festival, Noodlebox Mount Pleasant, Outdoor Community Block Party, or public transit in Vancouver.

13 Sep, 2018

Outbreaks

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Severe Injury

CDC study shows it also reduced the severity and duration of the flu.

02 Aug, 2018

Flu

Adult Vaccines You Should Know About

Adult Vaccines You Should Know About

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommends many vaccines for adults, some of which are given free in BC.

01 Jul, 2018

Immunization

Caring for your child after immunization

Brochure in multiple languages to learn about common side effects, when to seek help, and more.

01 Jun, 2018

Immunization

Vaccines Parents Should Know About

Vaccines Parents Should Know About

All BC children are offered free vaccine protection against many harmful vaccine-preventable diseases.

01 May, 2018

Immunization

Sneezes & Diseases

Sneezes & Diseases

The popular resource guide for parents and caregivers. We'll be updating this soon!

01 May, 2018

Communicable Diseases

How To Handwash & Handrub Posters

How To Handwash & Handrub Posters

Washing and sanitizing your hands is one of the best ways to stay healthy.

01 Jan, 2018

Communicable Diseases

Cover Your Cough Poster

Cover Your Cough Poster

01 Jan, 2018

Communicable Diseases

Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten? Brochure

Is Your Child Starting Kindergarten? Brochure

Starting at age 4, all children should get vaccines to protect against deadly disease

01 Oct, 2016

Immunization

Immunization: A Guide For New Parents

Immunization: A Guide For New Parents

This brochure gives answers to all your immunization questions, and why its an importance choice for your child.

01 Oct, 2015

Immunization

Vaccine Safety and the IMPACT Surveillance System

Registered nurse Karen Kroeker with the IMPACT Surveillance System at BC's Children's Hospital in Vancouver

31 May, 2012

Immunization

Just Moved Here? Are your child's immunizations up to date?

Just Moved Here? Are your child's immunizations up to date?

This brochure is available in multiple languages.

01 Mar, 2009

Immunization

Immunization: An important choice you make for your child

Immunization: An important choice you make for your child

What you need to know about childhood immunizations.

31 Dec, 2008

Immunization
Schools + Care Centres
Schools + Care Centres

You can print and post prevention guides and disease fact sheets.

Get Immunized
Get Immunized

Immunizations protect us from serious and potentially fatal infections and diseases.

Flu Campaign for Health Care Workers
Flu Campaign for Health Care Workers

Get campaign updates and vaccine information.