Tag Archives: vaccine

My new pup and rabies. What’s the connection?

I really did it… I gave in to two years of persistent requests, power point presentations and pleading by my kids for a dog. Yup, we got a puppy, cutest thing ever. I may be a bit bias. This is … Continue reading

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Measles

With all the snow outside, I find myself thinking back to my childhood and some of the ways I would keep myself busy if it was too cold to play outside. I remember reading the book Matilda and watching Charlie … Continue reading

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What immunizations are needed to attend school? It’s changing. Be in the know!

Even though speaking of vaccinations can stir a wide variety of talk, it really is simple: Vaccines prevent illnesses & the majority of parents do vaccinate their children. Well changes are coming… and if you’re like me you want to be … Continue reading

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2013/2014 Flu Shot Review: Two Thumbs Up

This month Halton Region launched the 2013/2014 influenza vaccine. I got to be one of the first to experience the new 2013 flu shot – one of the perks of being a nurse who may come into contact with vulnerable … 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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Are YOUR immunizations up to date?

I don’t know about you but since I’ve become a mom I can barely make sure my toenails are clipped. I like to think I’m doing alright with self-care – for the most part I’m eating healthy and exercising. I’m … 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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