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More information about how to protect against infectious disease is available through your local clinic; please ask your Doctor for more information about Vaccinations.
Child Vaccinations
Manitoba 's Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule
for Infants and Children
Age DaPTP* Hib MMR** HBV Tdap PCV7 PPV23 MC MP V Flu****
2 months X X       X          
4 months X X       X          
6 months X X       X         X***
12 months     X             X  
18 months X X       X          
4 to 6 years X   X             X  
10 years       XXX           X  
14 to 16 years         X            
High-risk individuals only           X*** X*** X*** X*** X*** X***
DaPTP* Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis, Tenanus, Polio (given as "one needle" with Hib)
Hib Haemophilus Influenzae B
MMR** Measles, Mumps, Rubella (given as "one needle" on or after the first birthday)
HBV Hepatitis B (3-dose series)
Tdap Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (given as "one needle")
PCV7 Pneumococcal conjugate 7 valent
PPV23 Pneumococcal polysaccharide 23 valent
MC Meningococcal conjugate
MP Meningococcal polysaccharide A,C,Y,W-135
V Varicella
Flu Influenza
*** More than one dose may be required depending on age.
**** Given to healthy children (six to 23 months of age) starting fall 2004.

High-risk individuals
are those who are at risk of infection or complications. For more information, speak with your doctor or public health nurse.
Your Record of Protection
Make sure your doctor or public health nurse updates your or your child's Immunization Record card after you receive an immunization. Keep the card in a safe place!
In Manitoba, vaccination is voluntary.

Full Vaccination Schedules for you and your children available through the Manitoba Communicable Disease Control (CDC) website found here http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/schedule.html
Travel Vaccinations
No matter what time of year you travel it is important to understand the risks associated with spending time in an environment different than normal. There are many different destinations and your health can be seriously affected by some of the choices you make during your trip; whether it is a holiday, business travel or an extended stay. Please talk to your doctor about what is best for you. You will be able to find a lot of information online; please see some of the websites we have checked out for recommendations and information about staying safe and about the risks associated with traveling around the world using the following links: (all open in new windows or tabs)

Government of Canada – Canada Health Portal
Health Care Information and resources on Travel

World Health Organization
International travel and health publication

Consular Affairs – Information and Assistance for Canadians Abroad

Adult Vaccinations

Many adult shots are available; some are not free of cost. Please talk to your physician for more information.

Information for Canadians about healthy living can be found using the Health Canada online information site. It's Health Information you can trust on a wide range of health and safety issues.


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