Letters to parents of teens with missing immunizations are being mailed now until December.
Teens 14-16 years of age need a 10 year booster shot. Review your child's record, get missing shots and don't forget to tell us.
Get your flu shot
Each fall the flu virus changes that's why you should get your flu shot annually. Everyone, including children from 6 months of age to the elderly, should get a flu shot each flu season. Starting October 25, 2012, you and your family can get your free flu shot at Toronto Public Health's community flu clinics conveniently located across the city.
Newly expanded HPV Vaccine program free for all females born 1993-1999
Female students who did not receive or complete the HPV vaccine series may now receive free HPV vaccine until the end of Grade of 12. Females born between 1993 and 1994, including those out of school, may also receive HPV vaccine through a one-time catch up program until June 2013. Free vaccine is available at Toronto Public Health HPV Vaccine Clinics.
Ontario's Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule 2011
In August 2011, Ontario expanded the publicly funded immunization schedule to include free rotavirus vaccine for infants less than 6 months of age, a new combination vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox for children aged four to six years. Adults 19 to 64 years who missed their adolescent booster may receive a free life-time dose of whooping cough. The immunization schedule provides the age and doses for each vaccine.
Learn how up-to-date vaccinations can protect you and your family against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Reduce immunization pain in children
Keep an Immunization Record
- Every 10 years - adults need one tetanus and diphtheria shot.
- After the age of 65 years - one shot of pneumococcal vaccine is needed.
- Every year in the Fall - everyone over six months of age is encouraged to get a free flu shot.
Contact the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Program