Ontario Immunization Schedule
This chart shows when you and your children should get your free vaccinations. If you or your child has missed any vaccinations, ask your health care provider for a catch-up schedule. Coloured boxes indicate vaccines that are given together in one vaccination.
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1 Rotavirus vaccine should be completed by 24 weeks of age.
2 A 4-dose schedule for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is recommended for children with certain high-risk medical conditions (listed at www.durham.ca).
3 Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) must be given after the first birthday. Dose #2 is recommended to be given with varicella vaccine (called MMRV) at 4-6 years of age.
4 Dose #2 of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine can be combined with measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMRV) at 4-6 years of age. If dose #2 of varicella is given individually, there must be an interval of at least 3 months from dose #1 of varicella and at least 4 weeks from MMR.
5 Hepatitis B vaccine is offered to Grade 7 students (based on a 2-dose schedule) through school clinics.
6 Human papillomavirus vaccine is offered to Grade 8 girls through school clinics.
7 Influenza (flu) vaccine is free to residents in Ontario ages 6 months and older and is available each year in the fall/winter.
8 Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is recommended for anyone 65 years of age and older, as well as people 2-64 years of age who have certain high-risk medical conditions (listed at www.durham.ca).
9 Due 10 years after the 4-6 year-of-age vaccination.
10 Adults ages 19-64 who did not have a dose of Tdap vaccine (containing acellular pertussis) at ages 14-16, can get one lifetime dose of the Tdap vaccine. This vaccine replaces one of the Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster doses given every 10 years.
For more detailed information on schedules, dosage intervals and eligibility criteria, see the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Please call us each time your child receives an immunization so that we can update his/her record. For information on immunization, Health Department clinics or to report an immunization,
Durham Health Connection Line 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729