Immunizations and vaccines - You never outgrow the need, from infancy to adulthood

by Brett Goudreau, Public Health Nurse

Immunization is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your children against preventable disease. When you receive a shot your body creates protection from diseases that can cause sickness, disability and even death.

Did you know?

Vaccines are among the safest tools of modern medicine. Canada is a world-wide leader in vaccine safety and all shots are put through years of testing before they are approved for use.

What if you get behind schedule?

If you’ve missed one or more of your child’s shots, contact your healthcare provider or the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit as soon as possible. We can help you figure out which shots your child has already had and which ones are needed. Remember to have your yellow card ready.

Where can you get immunized?

Call your family doctor or healthcare provider to make an appointment. If you don’t have a family healthcare provider or health card and need to receive immunizations, the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit offers clinics twice a month, at WISH Centre Clinic Services, 177 King St. E., Suite 2, Chatham.

— To book an appointment or for more information —

Please contact the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071 ext. 5900

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