Alberta Health Services
Immunization (getting a vaccine) is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family, and the people around you from certain serious diseases. Some vaccines protect for life, and others need to be repeated with a booster dose.
Alberta’s routine immunization schedule gives you and your child the best possible protection, because you will get vaccines at the safest and most effective ages and stages. This builds immunity that lasts.
Use the tabs above to view the schedule by age or stage, or see the full schedule at a glance.
It’s important to follow the immunization schedule. If you or your child has a medical condition and a doctor has recommended you follow a different schedule, or if you have questions about the routine schedule, talk to your healthcare provider or call Health Link at 811.
If you or your child misses a scheduled vaccine, book an appointment as soon as you can. It’s never too late to catch up.
Learn more about each vaccine, including who is eligible and how to get it. Your doctor, pharmacist, or clinic may offer other vaccines that are not listed here. Talk to them for more information.
You may need more or different vaccines if you are new to Alberta or because of work, school, travel, a health condition, or pregnancy.
Check with your healthcare provider to find out if you need any other vaccines and if they are free for you.
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Use the free immunization schedule tool to get your child’s immunization schedule and know when they’re due for their next vaccine.
If your baby was born preterm, they can still follow the routine immunization schedule and get their first vaccines 2 months from the day they were born.
If you miss an appointment, or if your child hasn’t been immunized yet, it’s never too late to catch up. Book an appointment as soon as possible, and talk to your healthcare provider or public health nurse if you have any questions about vaccines.
All of the vaccines included in Alberta’s routine childhood immunization schedule are free for children in Alberta.
The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. Influenza vaccines are offered every year, starting in mid to late October.
Vaccines are an important way to limit the spread of COVID-19. They are effective and very safe. Everyone in Alberta age 6 months and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine for free.
The following routine immunizations are usually given in school through Alberta Health Services Public Health.
All of the vaccines included in Alberta’s routine immunization schedule are free for children and teens who live, work, or go to school in Alberta.
These vaccines are recommended for all adults:
You may also need the following vaccines depending on your age or if you didn’t have all your routine childhood or school vaccines:
Talk to your healthcare provider to find out what vaccines you should have.
You may need more or different vaccines if you did not get all your childhood vaccines, moved to Alberta from another country, or because of other factors such as:
Your healthcare provider may recommend other vaccines that are right for you, such as:
Check with your healthcare provider, a public health nurse, post-secondary school, your workplace health and safety department, travel health clinic, or Health Link at 811 to find out if you need any other vaccines and if they are free for you.
Staying up to date on recommended immunizations before you get pregnant and while you’re pregnant protects you and your baby from serious diseases.