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Immunization Coverage: School-Age Children

In British Columbia the following vaccines are routinely provided free to school-age children at the ages outlined below:

Age Vaccine
Kindergarten
(4-6 years of age)
Grade Six
Grade Nine

How are Children Immunized in BC?
  • Children receive their school entry immunizations either from public health nurses at their local health unit, or at school, or from their family physician.
  • Most of the children in higher grades are immunized by public health nurses in special immunization clinics at their schools.


Last Updated: November 27, 2014