Immunization in New Brunswick schools:
- Promotes the beneficial effects of immunization to children, adolescents and parents;
- Provides immunizations based on the Routine Immunization Schedule (New Brunswick).
Public Health nurses immunize children and adolescents in schools against vaccine preventable diseases.
Authorization is required from parents or legal guardians to immunize children under 16. Adolescents 16 and older can decide for themselves whether they want to be vaccinated. They are given all the information they need to make an informed decision.
Parents of a school-aged child who is not enrolled in a public school can contact their local Public Health office for more information.