Communicable Disease Control
Get immunized. Be protected.
Vaccines create immunity to protect us from infections. Vaccines can also be called immunization, needles or shots.
Do not delay your child's vaccination. Vaccines work best when all children are immunized on time. Immunization protects us all from serious diseases.
The best way to stay healthy this season is to get your flu shot early. The flu virus changes often, so you need to get a flu shot every year. For a free flu shot, visit Toronto Public Health flu clinics schedule.
When travelling to endemic areas, one dose of MMR can be given as early as 6 months of age for travel protection. Two more doses of MMR are still required at 12 months and 4-6 years of age.
New changes to Immunization of School Pupil Act means meningococcal vaccine is now required for school. Students who missed the vaccine in Grade 7 can book an appointment now.
There are three more vaccines require for school: meningococcal, whooping cough and chickenpox. Chickenpox is only required for children born on or after 2010.
The best way to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations.