Today, 388 students born in 2000 and 2001 with incomplete immunization records have been suspended from school for up to 20 days.
Vaccine Preventable Disease
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In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy from the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has been reviewing the immunization records of all students registered with the school boards.
Mumps is a viral illness that can spread from one person to another. Most people recover from the infection, but mumps can have serious complications and lead to long-term health problems. Since the widespread use of the mumps vaccine, mumps infection is rare.
Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.
Whooping cough is also known as pertussis. It is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract (lungs and throat) caused by a bacteria called Bordetella Pertussis. Infection with whooping cough can cause a mild cough to severe disease.
Please be advised that the Vaccine Distribution Program at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will be undergoing a change to our inventory database and vaccines will not be available for distribution from June 22 to July 17.
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.