Where can I go for more information about vaccines and immunizations?
Immunize BC is a one-stop-shop for immunization information, including disease facts, answers to common questions, the BC childhood schedule, vaccine information, stories and videos. See other websites for additional useful information.
Why are vaccines important?
Many diseases can be devastating. Polio, for example, paralyzed millions of children worldwide before the vaccine was created. Diseases such as polio, hepatitis, whooping cough and measles can still infect children that are not protected. HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can protect your boy or girl from cervical cancer, genital warts and male genital cancers.
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how these diseases can affect your child, and
how information about the vaccines that can prevent your child from getting the diseases.
What do I need to know about vaccines?
When to vaccinate your child: download, print and use the BC Provincial Immunization Schedule as a guideline for your child’s immunizations. You may also find the BC Pediatric Society Immunization Schedule useful.
That vaccinations are safe. Claims have been made over the years regarding the safety of some routine childhood vaccines suggesting that they are the cause of disorders such as autism. Top researchers from around the world have investigated each of these claims and concluded that vaccines do not cause autism or any other chronic disorders. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides valuable information about Vaccine Safety.
In addition to routine immunizations, there are other vaccines available for a charge, depending on age and health status. Ask your doctor if extra protection is important for your family.
- Vaccinations are recommended by family physicians and pediatricians.