Immunizations: The Safest Way to Protect Your Baby's Health

Vaccinating your baby against a disease builds up their immune system, making them stronger and better able to fight that disease.

Immunization is the safest way to protect your baby's health.

Vaccination Schedule starts at Two Months

Your baby needs immunizations at a young age to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases when their life is most at risk. Getting your baby vaccinated protects your child and everyone around them.

Immunization Schedule (Ontario Health)

Multiple Injections

Babies can handle multiple injections at the same time due to their immune system.

Each day your baby's immune system fights off millions of antigens.

Vaccines contain only a small amount of the antigens that babies encounter in their environment each day.

Learn more about multiple injections (Immunize Canada)

Baby is given a vaccination

Vaccines and Autism

Since children with autism are often diagnosed around the same time as they get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, some people think it's related to the vaccine.

Studies have proven that there is no increased risk of autism with getting the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

Did you know?

More babies die of measles each year worldwide than are born in Canada each year.

Source: Immunize BC: Immunize Communications Tool for Immunizers

Pain Management for your Baby

For most children, immunizations can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety, but health care providers such as doctors, nurses and pharmacists can help.

Learn more about immunization, including travel and influenza vaccines and Canada's vaccine safety network.


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