In order to help students receive the routine BC Immunization Schedule, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will be holding immunization clinics in the school setting for Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9 students.
In addition to routine vaccines for each age group, Vancouver Coastal Health will offer catch up vaccines to students that missed a vaccine at a younger age. Kindergarten clinics will be held in the spring alongside the second Grade 6 clinics, if there is an identified need. However, VCH strongly recommends current Kindergarten students be immunized upon entry to school or soon after.
Throughout the school year, VCH is holding weekly pre-booked and drop-in clinics for any children ages 2-months to 19-years. Please phone 604.983.6700 for more information.
Click here for Vancouver Coastal Health's update on the School-Age Immunization Program, including:
- Recent changes to the publicly-funded program (HPV vaccine and Hepatitis A vaccine)
- Influenza season - flu vaccine
- Additional recommended vaccines that require purchase.
More information about immunizations is available in the North Shore School Health Manual