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Routine immunization schedule at a glance

Vaccines Protects against
dTap-IPV diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio
MMR-Var (if they did not get at 18 months) measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox)
Vaccines Protects against
hepatitis B (2 doses, 6 months apart) hepatitis B
HPV  (2 or 3† doses over 6 months) human papillomavirus
Vaccines Protects against
Booster doses: dTap every 10 years, if pregnant see below diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
hepatitis B (3 doses for unprotected adults born in 1981 or later) hepatitis B
HPV (3 doses for adults up to and including age 26 years who did not get HPV vaccine in school) human papillomavirus
MMR for adults born in 1957 or later and no record of vaccine (1 or 2 doses) measles, mumps, rubella
varicella (chickenpox) for unprotected adults(2 doses) varicella (chickenpox)
pneumococcal polysaccharide (PNEUMO-P) at 65 years of age or older pneumococcal disease
Vaccines Protects against
dTap with every pregnancy diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
Vaccines Protects against
Annual (seasonal) influenza influenza

* DTaP-IPV-Hib-HB – for children born on or after March 1, 2018. Children born before March 1, 2018, are offered DTaP-IPV-Hib at ages 2, 4 and 6 months and Hepatitis B vaccine in school.

† A 3rd dose of HPV is needed only for students starting the vaccine series at 15 years of age or older and anyone with a weak immune system.

More vaccines may be needed because of health conditions, work, school, living arrangements, household contacts, lifestyle risks, travel, or because a person was not fully immunized in childhood. Check with your healthcare provider, a public health nurse, your workplace health and safety department, or a travel health clinic to find out if you need any other vaccines and if they are free for you.

Current as of: March 15, 2023
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services

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