Term: Primary Series

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-05


The first unit of recommended vaccinations. Manitoba's immunization schedule recommends immunization with DTaP-IPV-Hib (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Haemophilus influenzae type B) at two, four, six, and 18 months. These five antigens are delivered with a single intramuscular injection. In addition, Manitoba recommends MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and varicella (separate injections) at 12 months. Additionally, as of 2009, Men-C ( Neisseria meningitidis -Serogroup C) vaccine has been added to the 12 month vaccination schedule.

Please see the Childhood Immunizations concept and the Communicable Disease Control - Routine Immunization Schedules available on the Manitoba Health web site for more information.

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