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.
Toronto Public Health is investigating a cluster of measles cases. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required for full protection. Kindergarten children should receive their second dose booster, at 4 to 6 years old. Vaccination is the best defense against measles infection.
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 Ontario flu locator for a clinic nearest you.
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.
The best way to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations.