Category Archives: Children & Tweens

Catching up on School-based Vaccines

Can you believe we are halfway through August already? As you are gearing up for your children to start school, Halton Region is encouraging parents to ensure that their children’s vaccines are up-to-date. This includes Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines. … Continue reading

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Why should I vaccinate my young child against COVID-19?

On July 14th, Health Canada authorized the use of the Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine in children 6 months to 5 years of age. For many of you, this comes as a big relief. With many pandemic restrictions lifted and people no … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds

With kids age 5-11 years of age now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, many parents have questions around having their child vaccinated for COVID-19. You might find the decision to vaccinate your child more difficult than the decision to … Continue reading

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School-based vaccines and your child

These past 18 months have been a challenge for everyone, including Public Health Units across Ontario. Throughout the pandemic, we have been reminded of how important vaccines are to protect ourselves and our community against serious illness and disease. Halton … Continue reading

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Can I have a playdate…I see them at school?

AH! Are we there yet?! It is so tempting to let down our guard with the return of in-person classes, stay-at-home orders being lifted, and the vaccine rollout underway, but we are not there yet. Insert Debbie Downer music. We … Continue reading

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