This Q&A document was developed to support immunization providers when there is disagreement between Parents/Guardians who both have the authority to consent to their child's immunization.
A health care provider Q&A page has been created specifically for the COVID-19 immunization program. The Q&A document includes general information about COVID-19 vaccines and questions and answers specific to the vaccines currently in use in BC.
Beginning November 2020, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine will be provided free to people who are pregnant in every pregnancy. Vaccination is recommended at 27-32 weeks of gestation but it may be given from 13 weeks up to the time of delivery. The aim of this new program is to protect newborn infants in BC from severe outcomes related to pertussis infection. It is anticipated that Tdap vaccine will be provided mainly by prenatal care providers including family doctors and midwives, but can also be provided by specialty prenatal care service providers and by community-based pharmacists, or at the local health unit at adult immunization clinics.
Vaccine Status Reporting Regulation Information for Health Care Providers - Q&A (Jan 2020)