ImmunizeBC’s new automated text message immunization reminder helps parents stay up to date on their baby’s vaccinations.
New parents who sign up for the service get automated text message reminders to make appointments with their health care provider for their child’s second-, fourth-, sixth-, 12th- and 18th-month immunizations.
People of any age can also sign up to get reminders for other scheduled immunization appointments.
The reminders are especially helpful for any vaccination that requires multiple doses, such as the human papillomavirus vaccine program for young women born in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
The public can sign up to receive ImmunizeBC text message reminders by texting ‘sign up’ to 604-757-2705 or by going to www.immunizebc.ca and clicking on the Get Text Message Reminders link.