Invasive pneumococcal disease is a sudden and serious illness caused by a bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia.
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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).
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.
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:
HPV is a very common virus that can cause many types of cancers, including cervical, penile, and anal cancer, and genital warts.
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.