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With vaccination schedules, there are age and timing rules to make sure the vaccine works and protects your child. Speak with a nurse at your local health unit and s/he can look at  your child's record and tell you the earliest appointment date to book.

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For healthy adults,  3 doses of HPV vaccine are given over a 6 month period. If you postpone your third dose to September, the HPV vaccine will still work and you do not have to restart the series.  Remember, you may not be fully protected without all 3 doses. Learn more about HPV vaccine here.

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There is no central registry of all immunizations provided in BC. If you need a copy of your daughter's immunization records, there are several places you can look. Our tips for locating immunization records are here.

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Some vaccines are routinely recommended for all adults and that includes the Td booster every 10 years. Others may be recommended for you depending on your age, job, lifestyle, health conditions, travel plans and the vaccines you received in the past. Learn about the vaccines you need as an adult here.

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If your immunization record only has 1 dose of chickenpox vaccine, 2 doses are recommended for anyone 13 years of age or older to be considered immune to chickenpox. Contact your health care provider or local health unit to book an immunization appointment.

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