Immunization protects us from many harmful diseases that once devastated our communities, our country and our world. Diseases can have very serious complications, even death. Germs that cause disease travel easily throughout the world, diseases have no boundaries. Germs that cause disease are easily spread person to person or can live on surfaces such as taps, counter tops, door handles and skin for several hours, even days.
The health unit offers a variety of services to support student health through immunization, including routine elementary school clinics and catch up secondary school clinics, review of student immunization records and public clinics held at health unit locations across Simcoe Muskoka.
In addition to these immunization services, the health unit also offers a variety of programs and services for secondary schools (PDF), covering a wide range of health-related topics.
- Immunize Canada – This website contains information related to immunization, vaccine safety, and vaccine preventable diseases in Canada.
- Visit the Immunization section of the health unit’s website for more information related to vaccine safety, health unit immunization services, student immunization records and reporting vaccinations to the health unit, suspension information and more.
- Canadian Pediatric Society – This webiste contains information related to vaccine preventable disease and immunizations in Canada.
- Public Health Agency of Canada – This website contains information related to immunization, vaccine safety, and vaccine preventable diseases in Canada.
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