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Find more information on various vaccines like Adacel, Herpes Zoster, IPV, MMR, MMRV, Pediacel and many others.

  • Adacel®Polio Vaccine

    PDF Friendly Version (Pertussis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio) Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. Adacel®Polio is a four-in-one needle. It protects against pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. It is recommended for use in […]

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  • BCG Vaccination

    What is BCG? BCG is a live vaccine against tuberculosis (TB). BCG stands for Bacilles Calmette-Guerin after two doctors who introduced the vaccine. It was developed in the 1920’s and remains the only vaccination available against TB today. Does BCG work? BCG can prevent someone getting TB about half the time although estimates vary widely. […]

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  • Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) Vaccine

    PDF/Printer friendly version Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine vaccination. Hib vaccine protects children from serious diseases like meningitis caused by the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) germ. It is recommended for use in […]

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  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine

    What is Shingles? Shingles is a painful skin rash that is caused by the varicella zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chicken pox. In people who have had chicken pox, the virus lays dormant in nerve cells in the body. In some people, for reasons that are not clear, the virus may […]

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  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Grade 7 Program

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil 9™, is being publicly funded by the Ontario Government for males and females in Grade 7. In Canada the HPV vaccine has been endorsed by the Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Care ONT, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. The vaccination is voluntary. Two separate doses, […]

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  • Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

    Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. This vaccine protects children and adults against polio. What is polio? Polio is a dangerous disease that people can get from drinking water or eating food with the polio germ in it. […]

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  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine immunization. The MMR vaccine is a three-in-one needle that protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). The first dose should be given on or after the first […]

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  • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine

    What are measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV)? Measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox are diseases caused by viruses. The viruses are easily spread through the air by sneezing and coughing. Measles (red measles) causes fever, rash and cold-like symptoms and can lead to ear infection or pneumonia (a lung infection). More serious complications, occurring in […]

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  • Meningococcal C Conjugate Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is invasive meningococcal disease IMD)? IMD is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to serious infections of the blood (septicaemia), and/or the covering of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). How is it spread? The bacteria that cause IMD can live in the body, […]

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  • Pediacel Vaccine

    (Pertussis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Haemophilus Influenzae type B Vaccine) Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine immunization. Pediacel is a five-in-one needle. It protects children against pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, polio and serious diseases like […]

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  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

    (Prevnar™) Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommend routine immunization of infants and young children against pneumococcal disease. What is penumococcal disease? One type of bacteria that can cause an infection is called Streptococcus pneumonia (or […]

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  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. This vaccine protects adults and children two years of age and older against pneumococcal infections like pneumonia. This type of vaccine (polysaccharide) should not be given to children under […]

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  • Quadracel Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version (Pertussis, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Polio) Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. Quadracel is a four-in-one needle. It protects children against pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. It is recommended for use […]

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  • Rotavirus vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version What is rotavirus disease? It is a virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting in babies and young children It can also cause fever and stomach pain It is contagious and could be a serious threat to infants; can also cause death It is spread by the fecal-oral route, by hands touching objects […]

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  • Tdap Vaccine (Tetanus)

    PDF/Printer friendly version Tdap Vaccine(Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis) What isTdap vaccine? Babies and young children are routinely immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus and polio. This primary immunization is normally completed when the child is 4-6 years old. After that, a “booster” dose of diphtheria and tetanus is required every 10 years. Tdap […]

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  • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. Tetanus, diphtheria (Td) vaccine is a two-in-one needle. It protects against diphtheria and tetanus. It is recommended for use in persons seven years of […]

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  • Tetanus diphtheria and Polio (TdP) Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. Tetanus, diphtheria and Polio is a three-in-one needle. It protects against diphtheria, tetanus and polio. It is recommended for use in persons seven years […]

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  • Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

    PDF/Printer Friendly Version Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against some very serious infections. The Canadian Pediatric Society and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends routine immunization. This vaccine protects persons from chickenpox disease. What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is an illness caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus. A virus is a kind […]

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