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Immunization Schedule

Routine Immunization Schedule (2 months-6 years)
Immunization Schedule for School Based Programs

Routine Immunization Schedule (2 months-6 years)
September 2010

In Newfoundland Labrador the following vaccines are provided by the provincial public health program to infants/children at the ages outlined below:

Age Vaccines
Two months
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/whooping cough/ Haemophilus influenza type b/ Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Four months
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/ whooping cough/ Haemophilus influenza type b/ Polio
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Six months
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/ whooping cough / Haemophilus influenza type b/ Polio
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Influenza*
  • 12 months on or after the 1st birthday
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Chickenpox
  • Influenza*
  • 18 months
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/ whooping cough / Haemophilus influenza type b/ Polio
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Influenza*
  • 4-6 years • Diphtheria/Tetanus/ whooping cough/ Polio

    * Yearly influenza vaccine is recommended for children 6 -48 months of age during the influenza season

    Immunization Schedule for School Based Programs
    September 2010

    The school based immunization program carried out by public health ensures that we provide up-to-date immunizations for our students.

    The following information provides an overview of the schedule for this year and includes any changes that may affect your child.

    The vaccines listed on this schedule are provided by the provincial public health program.

    Age Vaccines Protect from
    Grade Four *
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Grade Six
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) for girls
  • Hepatitis B* (starting in 2012-13)
  • Grade Nine
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/whooping cough
  • * Effective September 2010 hepatitis B vaccine series will be moved from Grade 4 to Grade 6 and will be changed to a two dose program. All students affected by this change will be offered hepatitis B vaccine in Grade 6 starting in 2012; no child will miss this vaccine.

    How are Children Immunized in Newfoundland Labrador?

    • Young children aged two months to five years receive their immunization from community health nurses at their local health unit.
    • School aged children are offered immunization programs delivered by community health nurses in special immunization clinics at your child’s school.

    Children at high risk may be eligible for additional vaccines. For more information consult your community health nurse in your local public health office.

     
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