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Routine immunization schedule at a glance

Vaccines Protects against
hepatitis B (2 doses, 6 months apart if not already given in childhood) hepatitis B
HPV  (2 or 3† doses over 6 months) human papillomavirus
Vaccines Protects against
dTap (1 dose for adults who are not immunized for pertussis and 1 booster dose 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 1970 or later and no record of vaccine (1 or 2 doses) measles, mumps, rubella
varicella (chickenpox) for unprotected adults (2 doses) varicella (chickenpox)
polio (3 doses for people who are not immunized) polio
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 influenza (2 doses for children under age 9 years if getting this vaccine for the first time) 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.

‡ When to get a COVID-19 vaccine depends on your age, health, and when you had your last dose.

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: April 1, 2024
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services

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