BCCDC monitors the uptake of immunizations across the province.
Immunization coverage is the percentage of people who receive one or more vaccines in relation to the overall population.
BCCDC works with the province’s regional health authorities to assess immunization coverage in order to:
- measure how many people are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases within the overall population
- identify populations (people living in certain communities) that have low vaccine coverage in order to explore reasons for low coverage
For more about why we monitor immunization coverage, coverage measures and recent coverage reports, see our
These reports update healthcare professionals and consumers of BC’s immunization program about coverage levels and progress in implementing the ImmunizeBC strategic plan.
In 2007, the Ministry of Health released ImmunizeBC: A Strategic Framework for Immunization in B.C. This progress report summarizes the province’s progress towards the four goals originally outlined in the ImmunizeBC project.