Alberta Health Services
Public health nurses give vaccines according to Alberta’s routine immunization schedule. This schedule is based on scientific research. It helps you to know when your child should get their vaccines in a safe and timely way, so they get the best protection.
Most vaccines need to be repeated to help your child’s body build immunity. Vaccines protect best when they’re given on time.
Use the free immunization schedule tool to know when your child is due for their next vaccine.
Your child may be able to get some vaccines at school.
Many children are afraid of needles. Get tips you can use to help children of all ages feel more comfortable when they get a vaccine.
Your child’s health and safety are important to you.
By getting your child immunized (getting their recommended vaccines), you’re protecting your child from serious diseases that vaccines can prevent.
Vaccines can prevent diseases such as polio, measles, and whooping cough, which can cause serious illness. These diseases can affect your child for life, causing hearing loss, paralysis, and damage to your child’s brain and heart.
The risk of these health issues is much greater than the risk of any side effects from a vaccine.
Immunization is very safe and effective. It’s one of the best things you can do to protect your child’s health.
Learn more about the vaccines recommended for children in Alberta, and when they need them.