Child Vaccination Schedule

Below is the child vaccination schedule for publicly funded vaccines in Nova Scotia:

AgeVaccineSiteNeedle Size
2 MonthsDTaP-IPV-Hib
Pneumococcal
Thigh
Thigh
25g 1 Inch
25g 1 Inch
4 MonthsDTaP-IPV-Hib
Pneumococcal
Thigh
Thigh
25g 1 Inch
25g 1 Inch
6 MonthsDTaP-IPV-Hib Thigh25g 1 Inch
12 MonthsMMRV
Meningococcal C
Pneumococcal
Upper arm
Thigh
Thigh
25g 5/8 Inch
25g 1 Inch
25g 1 Inch
18 MonthsDTaP-IPV-Hib
MMRV*
Deltoid25g 1 Inch
4-6 Years (Before Starting School)Tdap-IPV
MRRV*
Deltoid
Upper Arm
25g 1 Inch
25g 5/8 Inch

*Note: the second dose of MMRV can be given only once between 18 months and 6 years of age.

Vaccine Descriptions

DTaP-IPV-Hib: Diptheria, Tetanus, Acellular pertussis (“whooping cough”), Polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine

Pneumococcal: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

MMRV: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella vaccine

Meningococcal C: Meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine

Tdap-IPV: Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular pertussis (“whooping cough”), and Polio vaccine

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