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Care for your Child after Vaccinations

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.

Tetanus (Lockjaw)

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).


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.

Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) Survey Report

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.