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Immunization Resources for Elementary Educators

Immunization protects us from a number of harmful diseases. These diseases can have very serious complications, including death. Bacteria and viruses that cause disease travel easily throughout the world. They are easily spread person to person and can live on surfaces such as taps, counter tops, door handles and skin for several hours, even days.
Ophea’s Vaccination Talks Toolkit – is a free online resource with information to support students in developing health literacy related to vaccination. The resource makes connections to multiple strands of the Ontario Curriculum for grades 1-8.

The health unit offers a variety of services to support student health and immunization, including Grade 7 immunization clinics in elementary schools, review of student immunization records and catch up immunization clinics held at health unit locations across Simcoe Muskoka.

For information about COVID-19 immunization, please visit: the SMDHU’s COVID-19 Vaccination page.

  • Grade 7 – Hepatitis B, Meningococcal C-ACYW, and Human Papillomavirus videos and fact sheets.
  • Ontario's HPV Immunization Program – information Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
  • Immunize Canada – information related to immunization, vaccine safety, and vaccine preventable diseases in Canada.
  • Canadian Pediatric Society – information related to vaccine preventable disease and immunizations in Canada.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada – information related to immunization, vaccine safety, and vaccine preventable diseases in Canada.
  • Caring for Kids – information related to different immunizations, myths and facts, common concerns and parent guides in Canada.
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