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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.
It’s important to have a discussion with your doctor if you’re thinking about getting pregnant. To have the healthiest pregnancy and healthiest baby possible, take the time to discuss these nine questions with your doctor:
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.
HPV is a very common virus that can cause many types of cancers, including cervical, penile, and anal cancer, and genital warts.
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.
Hepatitis B is a virus that can permanently damage your liver and is a leading cause of liver cancer. There is no cure for hepatitis B, and it can sometimes lead to death.