It is safe to immunize your child during the pandemic

Island Health is urging parents and guardians to continue to immunize their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Island Health continues to provide immunizations for children, in particular for children 6 years of age and under. Public health units are following all provincial recommendations for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, and screening for symptoms.

Even though we are in a COVID-19 pandemic, other disease-causing bacteria and viruses may also be circulating. Vaccines remain an extremely important, effective and safe way to protect your child and your community against many diseases and their complications. During previous outbreaks, immunization rates have declined, resulting in increased vaccine-preventable illness and death. 

Please call your local public health unit  for more information and to book an appointment.

Looking for more information?

Visit bccdc.ca for up-to-date information about COVID-19.

Learn about Island Health immunization services here.

Learn more about COVID-19 at islandhealth.ca/covid19 

South Island media inquiries
Cheryl Bloxham
250-370-8878
Cheryl.bloxham@viha.ca

Central/North Island media inquiries
Dominic Abassi
250-755-7966
Dominic.Abassi@viha.ca