Although children are less likely to get severe COVID-19 infections, they can still get sick from the virus and have long-term consequences. They may also spread the infection to others.
Regardless of your child's age, it is important to keep their routine immunizations other vaccine-preventable diseases up-to-date. A strong immune system can reduce the impact of COVID-19, and prevent illness from other communicable diseases. For more information, visit the
BC Centre for Disease Control.