Immunization Record for Adolescents
It is your responsibility to keep a personal record of the immunizations (vaccines) your adolescent has had in his/her lifetime.
- Keep it in a safe place with your other personal medical information.
- Bring it with you each time your adolescent is immunized so it can be updated.
If you do not already have a card or booklet to keep track of your immunizations, ask your doctor, nurse or local public health office if they provide these. You can also download the CANImmunize app to track your immunizations. It is your responsibility to keep a record of vaccines received.
If you do not know what immunizations you or your adolescent(s) have had, you can:
- Check with your doctor, who may have a record in your or your adolescent’s file.
- Check with your local public health office. Most public health offices maintain a registry of childhood immunizations in their area.
Information about your province or territory's vaccine schedule can be found here.
Your adolescent’s record will probably have abbreviations of the vaccines your adolescent has received.
An explanation of the abbreviations can be found in the Canadian Immunization Guide.