Visit this page for vaccination eligibility, current clinics and clinic details during the local vaccine rollout.
View information about the current approved vaccines that are used to prevent COVID-19 and have been approved by Health Canada.
Vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to produce natural protection that helps you from becoming sick if you are exposed to the virus in the future. You will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects that are usually mild and brief. Most children are fine after getting a shot. Side effects are usually minimal and last less than 24 hours. In rare cases, a child may have a serious allergic reaction. The risks of a serious reaction happening are lower than the risks of the diseases the shots prevent. After your child receives a vaccination (shot), your child will be asked to wait for 15 minutes to make sure that there are no side effects.
Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract.
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.
Invasive pneumococcal disease is a sudden and serious illness caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia.
Tetanus is often known as “lockjaw”, and is spread by a bacteria. The bacteria lives in dirt, soil and dust. It may also be in human and animal stool (poop) and sometimes in animal saliva (spit).