Ensuring that your child is immunized against serious vaccine-preventable diseases (like measles and mumps, for example). Vaccines are safe and effective.
Infant and child immunizations are due at 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, 18 months and 4-6 years of age (per the Canadian Immunization Guide).
Adult & Travel Immunization
Additional immunization is available to adults and to prepare for travel to a foreign country. Contact your family physician or the Public Health Unit if you need or have questions about these immunizations.
Travel immunizations are not covered by OHIP. Please also be aware that some adult immunizations are also not covered by OHIP and you may be charged a fee.
Flu Shots for All Ages
The most effective way to protect yourself from the flu is to be vaccinated each year in the fall. The benefits of getting the flu shot outweigh the risks. You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine as it does not contain any live virus.
Most people have no reaction to the influenza vaccine, and almost all of those who do have only minor side effects, such as a sore arm or mild fever. These side effects are a normal reaction to receiving influenza vaccine, not influenza.
The Superior Family Health Team holds flu shot clinics each fall. Please contact your physician’s office if you have received the flu shot elsewhere (i.e. community flu shot clinic, pharmacy) so that we may update your records.
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