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son brought Hepatitis B vaccine letter home from school. We...
son brought Hepatitis B vaccine letter home from school. We are from the UK and he had Hib Catch up when he was 4, does he still need this vaccine now he is in grade 6 in Canada?
Most children in grade 6 will have been immunized against hepatitis B infection at a younger age. If a child has previously received 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine at a younger age, they do not need the vaccine in grade 6.
Vaccine recommendations and schedules differ between countries. It’s advised that you take your son's immunization record to your local public health unit to be checked. A public health nurse can review your son's record and recommend and provide any missing vaccines. You can find the contact information for your local public health unit here.
You can find more information on grade 6 immunizations in BC here.
You referred to "Hib catch up" in your question. If this was not a typo and you have quesitons about the Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine, please submit another question.
- Immunization Nurse