Immunization

Immunization with vaccines provides protection against certain diseases. The vaccine helps the body make antibodies to fight infection.

Immunization helps keep individuals safe from diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. Without immunization, one person who becomes ill can quickly pass a communicable disease to an entire community if people have not been protected by immunization.

Immunization records

Immunization records are kept by Alberta Health Services (AHS) at the health zone (previously at the heath region) level. If it has been more than 7–10 years since your last immunization, AHS may not have a copy of the record.

In Alberta, the last childhood immunization is provided in Grade 9.

Vaccine information

More information on immunization and vaccines

For additional information on diseases or about immunization programs in general, please contact your local public health office.