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Recommended Immunization Schedule for Ontario

Routine Publicly Funded Vaccine Schedule for Healthy Children

2 months
Pediacel # 1
Prevnar® 13 #1
Rotarix #1
4 months
Pediacel # 2
Prevnar®13 #2
Rotarix #2
6 months
Pediacel # 3
12 months
Prevnar® 13 #3
15 months
18 months
Pediacel # 4
4-6 years
 MMRV (Priorix-Tetra)
Grade 7
HPV Human Papillomavirus (Health Unit school based program)
Hepatitis B (Health Unit school based program)
Menactra MenC-ACYW135 (Health Unit school based program)
14-16 years

Rotarix (RV1) = Oral vaccine recommended to prevent gastroenteritis caused by a rotavirus infection in young
children. Can start after 6 weeks of age and must be completed by 24 weeks of age.

Pediacel (DTaP-IPV-Hib) = Diphtheria, pertussis, polio, tetanus, Hib

MMR = Measles, mumps, rubella (German measles). First dose given on or after 1st birthday.

Priorix-Tetra (MMRV) = Measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella

Adacel®Polio (Tdap-IPV) = Diphtheria, pertussis, polio, tetanus

Adacel (Tdap) = Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus

Menjugate (Meningococcal C) = One dose if >1 year. Children immunized in infancy (i.e. <1 year of age) require another dose at least one year after the last dose for enhanced protection.

Prevnar®13 (Pneu-C-13) = A three dose schedule for healthy (low risk) children – 2 primary doses at 2 and 4 months of age and a booster dose at 12 months. See Prevnar®13 Eligibility Schedule (tables 13&19) for high risk children.

Varivax®III (Var)= Varicella

According to the ISPA (immunization of school pupils act) all vaccines are required with the exception of Prevnar, Rotarix HPV and Hepatitis B.

If you have any questions please contact Beth Murdoch (Ext. 3257) or Angela Swick (Ext. 3227) at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623.

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