Now, more than ever, you need all the protection you can get
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many routine immunizations for children and adults have been delayed or cancelled.
This interruption could pave the way for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, pertussis and meningitis – putting increased demand on an already overburdened health care system.
Stay up-to-date on routine immunizations to protect yourself, your children, your parents, your community.
When a majority of the people in a community are immunized against a disease, it greatly reduces the spread of disease in the community. This “community immunity” protects people such as infants who are too young to be immunized and those who are not able to get immunized due to medical reasons.
It is critical that you maintain the routine immunizations for yourself and your family, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccines are routinely recommended for children (from infancy to adolescence) against the following diseases:
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
Vaccines are routinely recommended for adults against the following diseases:
- Phone your doctor or nurse to ask about the immunization schedule in your province or territory
- Talk to your pharmacist
- Visit the website of your local public health office