Vaccines are Important!

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Parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases. Vaccination is the best way to do that.     Vaccination protects children from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases which can include amputation of an arm or leg, paralysis of limbs, hearing loss, convulsions, brain damage, and death. Vaccine-preventable diseases, such … Read More

Do you have a child enrolled in Daycare?

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Did you know… CK Public Health is required by Ontario law to maintain immunization records for every child attending daycare and school. The Health Unit assesses immunization records to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date. This is done to protect your child in the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease. By law, these immunizations are mandatory: diphtheria, … Read More

Planning a Winter Vacation? Don’t Forget Your Travel Shots!

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  It’s always exciting planning a trip. Your travel destination will have all kinds of new and fun things to do and so many different foods to taste. Keeping yourself healthy to enjoy all of these pleasures takes some planning too. Have you consulted a travel clinic about possible vaccinations or other medications that may be required for your trip? … Read More

Rotavirus Protection For Your Baby

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Rotavirus is a common virus that can cause watery diarrhea, fever and vomiting. It can be life threatening for infants and small children. Most children become affected by the virus at least once before the age of five. Ontario provides a free vaccine at age 2 and 4 months to prevent the virus. This vaccine is different from other vaccines … Read More