Having your child immunized is one of the most important decisions you will make about your child' s health care. Health Canada believes that scheduled immunization will provide basic protection for most children against certain common diseases, and that immunization also serves to protect the public's health.
In this section, you will find comprehensive links to the most up-to-date, expert resources available about immunizations and the diseases they prevent.
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada provide information that balances the benefits and risks of immunization and assists you in making an informed decision. We also give you information that clarifies inaccuracies or misinformation about immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Visit the Immunization Schedules for Infants and Children to see a general immunization guideline for infants and children developed according to the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization .
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