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.
April 26 to May 3 is Immunization Awareness Week. This is an annual event celebrating the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health. This is also an opportunity to let parents know about the new immunization requirements for school attendance.
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.
Students in grade 7 and 8 are eligible for free vaccines in their school. To learn more, see our grade 7 & 8 immunization program.
The best way to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations.
Hug or cuddle your baby on your lap. Stay calm and be yourself. Use a normal voice, smile and be relaxed. See tips to support your child during immunization to reduce pain and fear of needles.