Routine immunization schedule

Immunizing on schedule ensures your child gets the maximum possible protection from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. Start with the first appointment at two months of age and make it a priority to schedule the next appointment when it is due.

Immunizing on schedule gives your child the best immunity possible and lasts throughout childhood. Booster doses are required for some vaccines.

  • Recommended immunization schedules change from time to time. It is suggested you contact your local public health nurse for the most current information.

Routine immunization schedule

Effective: August 1, 2012

Age Vaccine
2 months • DTaP-IPV-Hib1
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)
4 months • DTaP-IPV-Hib
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)
6 months • DTaP-IPV-Hib
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) (for high risk children only)
6 months and older • Influenza2
12 months • MMRV3
• Meningococcal conjugate (Men C)
• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
18 months • DTaP-IPV-Hib
4–6 years

• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) only for children up to 71 months (catch up program)

Grade 5 • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
• HPV5 (3 doses for females)
Grade 9

• dTap6
• MCV47

Note: Each bullet represents one vaccine/injection unless otherwise noted.

  • 1 Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio, haemophilus influenzae type b
  • 2 Annually, during influenza season
  • 3 Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella 
  • 4 Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio
  • 5 Human papillomavirus
  • 6 Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis
  • 7 Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Groups A, C, W-135 and Y)