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General Immunization Information

Immunization is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.  It impacts individuals, families, and our communities, as well as global health.  Immunization prevents disease, saves lives and also reduces health care spending.

The health unit works to prevent the spread of disease through the promotion of and access to immunization in our communities.


  • Educate and answer the general public’s questions about immunization.
  • Complete surveillance of students’ immunization records in accordance with legislation.
  • Provide access to immunizations in schools and public clinics.
  • Investigate reports of adverse events following immunization.
  • Distribute publicly-funded vaccines to health care providers.
  • Educate and support health care providers related to vaccine management and storage and handling practices.

What Matters to Your Health

It’s important for you to know that vaccines are safe and effective. Immunization is a proven way to prevent the spread of disease and save lives. That’s why staying up-to-date with your immunizations is critical to everyone – not just children. Once your immunization is current, make sure your records are too. Update your records here.

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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