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 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.
- If you have questions about your immunization records, contact HealthLink toll-free at 1-866-408-5465
- Contact Alberta Health Services to try and obtain a record.
- Common questions and answers about vaccines
- Types of Vaccines for Diseases
- Alberta's Immunization Program
- Routine Immunization Schedule
More information on immunization and vaccines
- MyHealth Alberta information
- Immunization and Vaccines – Public Health Agency of Canada
- Cold Chain Management (Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines) – Public Health Agency of Canada
- Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion
- About Vaccines – US Department of Health
For additional information on diseases or about immunization programs in general, please contact your local public health office.