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non-publicly funded vaccines
The BC Pediatric Society is an advocate for childhood immunizations.

The BC Pediatric Society, with the support of funding from the BC Centre for Disease Control and various unrestricted educational grants, has produced a number of resources that we hope you will find helpful. Some of these resources are aimed at physicians and others at families.

In addition to encouraging the 15 regular vaccines for children, situations arise where it is worthwhile for BC physicians to review vaccines also available at a cost. Each non-publicly funded vaccine is considered for a different reason:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Influenza
  • Travel-Related Diseases
The decision about vaccinating children is made by parents and caregivers. To do this, parents need comprehensive information about all vaccines.

When considering vaccines for their children, families trust their physician recommendation and the information he or she can provide. As a physician, you have a vital role to play in ensuring patients make informed decisions about their health and well-being!

This online resource provides information about vaccines approved by Health Canada not included in the regular immunization program in BC. Information was prepared by the BC Pediatric Society in cooperation with representatives of the Society of General Practitioners (SGP), BC College of Family Physicians (BCCPF), and practicing BC physicians.




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