Routine schedule for infants and children

Age at vaccination DTaP-IPV HiB MMR Var HB Pneu-C-7 Tdap
Birth Infancy 3 doses or pre-teen/teen 2-3 doses
2 mo
4 mo
6 mo
12 mo
12-15 mo
18 mo
4-6 yrs
12 yrs
14-16 yrs
  • DTaP-IPV: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated polio virus vaccine
  • Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine
  • MMR: measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
  • Var: varicella vaccine
    • Two live vaccines (varicella, MMR) must be given either together or at ≥4 week interval
  • HB: hepatitis B vaccine
    • Second dose at least 1 mo after first dose, third at least 2 mo after second
  • Pneu-C-7: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine - 7-valent
  • Tdap: diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine

Other vaccines

  • Td: diphtheria, tetanus vaccine
    • Given to adults not immunized in childhood as second and third doses of primary series and subsequent booster doses every 10 years
  • Pneu-P-23: pneumococcal polysaccharide - 23-valent
    • Recommended for all adults ≥ 65 years old
  • Men-C: meningococcal C conjugate vaccine
    • Recommended for children under 5 years old, adolescents, and young adults
    • Before 12 mo: one additional dose in 2nd year of life (ideally 12-18 mo)
    • After 12 mo: one dose in infacy/early childhood sufficient
    • Additional dose recommended in early adolescence
  • HPV: human papillomavirus
    • Recommended routine use in females 9-13 years old before onset of sexual intercourse
    • 3 doses at 0, 2, and 6 months, with minimum interval of one month between first two doses
    • Also recommended for females 14-26 years old who would benefit
  • Inf: influenza
    • Recommended for all children 6-23 mo old and all persons ≥ 65 years old
    • <9 years old: two doses of current season's vaccine with interval of > 4 weeks. Second dose within same season not required if child received one or more doses during previous season
  • IPV: inactivated polio virus

Catch-up schedules for people with uncertain history of vaccination available at:


  1. 1. Immunization Schedules: Recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Public Health Agency of Canada Website. Last updated September 15, 2010. Accessed December 19, 2011.
  2. 2. Habal M, LeBlanc M. Toronto Notes 2010: Clinical Handbook. Toronto, ON: Toronto Notes for Medical Students, Inc.: 2010.