Immunization 101

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Immunization is one of the most important things you can do to protect the health of yourself, your child, and your community. Immunizations prevent serious illness by helping the body make its own protection. They are really important for children who spend time in group settings like child cares, schools, sports teams, and summer camps.

Every immunized person helps make a healthier community. We know they are safe and they provide the best protection when given on schedule.

Learn more about the vaccines that are given in Ontario and at which ages to get them.

Immunization Records

Yellow Immunization Record Card

Where Can I Get More Information?

How do I know if a website has good information?

Immunization Information on the Internet

Here are some good websites to get started:

Immunize Canada

Health Canada – Immunization and Vaccines

Immunization Action Coalition

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - Vaccines

Canadian Paediatric Society – Caring for Kids

 

Looking for more age-specific information or want to know more about vaccine safety?  Click one of the links below.

Last Updated: June 16, 2017
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