Immunization

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Why Immunize?


Childhood immunization programs have proven to be an effective and safe method for preventing many infectious diseases.

Diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio and tetanus were a significant threat to human life many years ago. With the arrival of vaccinations, this threat has decreased substantially. The best protection we have against these diseases is immunization.

It is important to continue with immunization throughout adulthood. Consult your health care professional to ensure your vaccinations are up to date. BE WISE…IMMUNIZE.

 
Childhood Immunizations
School Immunizations
Adult Immunizations
Travel Advisories
Travel consults and websites
Legislation
Publicly funded immunizations schedule for Ontario
Schools Pupils Act
Daycare Act
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Childhood Immunizations

Please Note: All immunizations your child has received should be reported to the Immunization Records Department. Please call 705-942-4646 to report.

Chickenpox (Varicella) – Protects against chicken pox (contagious blistering skin rash)
Inactivated Poliomyelitis - Protects against polio (paralyzes the body)
Influenza - Protects against the flu (respiratory disease caused by a virus)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (MMR) - Protects against measles (hard or red measles), mumps (painful swelling of glands), rubella (german measles)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) – Protects against measles (hard or red measles), mumps (painful swelling of glands), rubella (german measles), chicken pox (contagious blistering skin rash)
Meningococcal Conjugate C Vaccine (Men-C-C) - Protects against meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain)
Pediacel (DTaP-IPV-Hib)- Protects against diphtheria (throat, nose, and ear disease), pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut), polio (paralyzes the body), infant haemophilus influenzae type B (pneumonia, epiglottis, meningitis)
Prevnar (Pneu-C-13) - Protects against pneumonia (inflammatory condition of the lung)
Quadracel (Tdap-IPV) – Protects against pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria (throat, nose, and ear disease), tetanus (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut), and polio (paralyzes the body)
Rotavirus Oral Vaccine (Rot-1)- Protects against severe diarrhea in infants

School Immunizations

Adacel – Protects against tetanus (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut), diphtheria (throat, nose, and ear disease), pertussis (whooping cough)
Gardasil (HPV-4)- Protects women and men against human papillomavirus (HPV) (sexually transmitted disease that causes genital warts or cancer)
Hepatitis B (HB)-Protects against hepatitis B (disease of the liver transmitted through blood or bodily fluids)
Influenza- Protects against the flu (respiratory disease caused by a virus)
Meningococcal Conjugate ACYW- 135 (Men-C-ACYW)-Protects against meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain)

Adult Immunizations

Adacel – Protects against tetanus (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut), diphtheria (throat, nose, and ear disease), pertussis (whooping cough)
Influenza - Protects against the flu (respiratory disease caused by a virus)
Pneumococcal - Protects against pneumonia (inflammatory condition of the lung)
Tetanus diphtheria – Protects against tetanus (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut), diphtheria (serious disease caused by soil or dirt entering a cut)
Zostavax - Prevents against shingles (painful skin rash with blisters)

Travel Immunizations

Hepatitis A - Protects against hepatitis A (disease of the liver transmitted through contaminated food or water)
Hepatitis B - Protects against hepatitis B (disease of the liver transmitted through blood or body fluids)
Influenza - Protects against the flu (respiratory disease caused by a virus)
Japanese Encephalitis - Protects against Japanese encephalitis (viral infection transmitted through mosquitoes)
Rabies - Protects against rabies (potentially fatal viral disease caused by animal bites)
Twinrix - Protects against hepatitis A (disease of the liver transmitted through contaminated food or water) & B (disease of the liver transmitted through blood or body fluids)
Typhoid Fever - Protects against typhoid fever (transmitted through contaminated food or water)
Yellow Fever - Protects against yellow fever (viral infection transmitted through mosquitoes)

Travel Advisories

Food and water precautions
Dengue Fever
Traveller’s Diarrhea
Insect precautions
Malaria
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Travel Consults and Websites

Time limited travel

Consult service

Travel Health Clinics: At Algoma Public Health a travel consult service is available free of charge. Each travel consult is tailored to your specific destination. A Public Health Nurse will provide you with immunization recommendations, as well as information to prepare you for your trip.

In Sault Ste. Marie please call 705-541-7085 to make an appointment. If you live in the Blind River, Elliot Lake, or Wawa area, please call your local public health office.
 


More Information
Legislation
HPV Vaccination Program
Polio Disease
Grade 7 & 8 Immunization - Teacher's Package