Tag Archives: HPV

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. Many … Continue reading

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The HPV vaccine and boys

My 13 year old son recently had his yearly routine physical. Now that he’s in grade 8, I was asked to remain in the waiting area (yet another sign that he’s growing up!). The doctor still invited me in afterwards … Continue reading

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An ounce of prevention: vaccine vs cervical cancer

Working as a nurse in the Communicable Disease Program at the Halton Region Health Department gives me a chance to promote the health of others and prevent vaccine preventable diseases.  You’ve been hearing a lot in the news recently about the importance … Continue reading

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