Measles is a virus that’s very contagious. Most people recover from infection, but measles can have serious complications and lead to long-term health problems.
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Ontario’s Provincial government passed a regulation in 2012 that allows Ontario pharmacists to be a part of Ontario’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP). This regulation allows trained pharmacists to administer the publicly funded influenza vaccine to Ontarians who are five years of age and older. Our Health Unit is responsible for inspecting the vaccine fridges that house the influenza vaccine during the season and dispensing the publicly funded influenza vaccine to the participating local pharmacists.
The percentage of individuals who ever obtained a flu immunization, as well as statistics on how recently an individual received the vaccine, are presented.
Females aged 9 to 45 years old and males aged 9 to 26 years old should get the HPV vaccine. The provincial government is funding the voluntary HPV vaccination program for all grade 7 males and females in Ontario. This means that all males and females starting in grade 7 can get the vaccine free from the Health Unit.
People between 2 and 55 years old can have the meningitis vaccine.
Anyone of any age can get the hepatitis B vaccine. People of certain high risk categories are able to receive the provincially funded vaccine through our Health Unit.