Release. More than 30% of children in Fraser Health have not completed the recommended immunizations by two years of age. Fraser Health is reminding parents about the importance of following the recommended immunization schedule.
Recent measles activity in Disneyland has led to the spread of measles infection in California and other states from unimmunized travellers exposed there. Getting all immunizations on time is the most effective way to prevent infections.
In B.C. routine childhood immunizations are free, safe and recommended to be given at two, four, six, 12 and 18 months. A follow up immunization, known as a Booster is given at four years of age. Children are not considered fully protected against vaccine preventable diseases until they have completed the recommended immunizations.
Make sure your child is protected and review your child’s immunization record. If you need to make an immunization appointment, call your family physician or local Public Health Unit.
For more information on vaccinations and where to get your child immunized, visit http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_health/immunizations/.
Resources to assist you in keeping track of your child’s immunization schedule:
- Sign up for free text reminders for your child’s next scheduled vaccine.
- Download the ImmunizeCA App for your iPhone, Android or Blackberry device.
- Download the Child Health Passport, or ask for one at your local Public Health office.