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“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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Letter to parents about vaccinations and Halton’s measles outbreak

Dear Parent or Caregiver, As I write this there have been six reported cases of measles in Halton Region. These six people, in the time they were infected to before they realized they had measles, have also been in contact with hundreds of other … 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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Why are vaccines important for your pre-teen

As parents of pre-teens know, starting Grade 7 is a big transition for the entire family.  The move to high school and early adulthood is just around the corner and there are many things parents can do to make sure … Continue reading

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