Tag Archives: immunizations

“WHOOP! There it is!” Pertussis (whooping cough): Are your kids protected?

Your kid’s not looking so good.  You’ve noticed cold-like symptoms for a few weeks.  Maybe he’s running a low grade fever – maybe not.  You’ve not been too concerned till tonight. He’s never lost his breath or thrown up as … 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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New vaccines will help protect babies in Ontario

My children are now grown up, but I vividly remember some of the times when they were ill and wished there had been some way to keep them from getting sick. One of my sons got rotavirus when he was … Continue reading

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