Immunization

Our Family Physicians perform:

1. Childhood Immunizations

2. Adult Immunizations

3. Seasonal Flu Vaccination

4. Travel Vaccinations

 

FLU Vaccination (Influenza Vaccination)

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 Every one qualifies for the influenza vaccination FREE OF CHARGE!

Influenza vaccination is recommended for every one especially the high risk people.

High risk people are more prone to get serious life threatening complications following influenza infection.

They include:

  • Adults/ children with chronic medical conditions
  • Residents of nursing homes
  • Children 6 to 59 months
  • Pregnant women
  • Aboriginal people
  • Healthcare workers
  • Who provide childcare for under 5 years

prevnar

Prevnar® 13 is available for the prevention of adult invasive pneumococcal disease

The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV (Prevnar® 13), is a vaccine that helps protect you against invasive pneumococcal diseases such as meningitis, sepsis, bacteraemic pneumonia, pleural empyema, and bacteraemia caused by 13 serotypes of a bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae.

It is highly recommended for adults over 50 since they are at increased risk of developing pneumococcal infections and are more likely to develop serious invasive diseases such as meningitis, sepsis, or bacteraemia (bacteria in the blood stream).

Please call 519 474 7300

Or talk to the front desk for more information.

 

zostavax

ZOSTAVAX is a vaccine that is used for adults 50 years of age or older to prevent shingles (also known as zoster).

ZOSTAVAX contains a weakened chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster virus).

ZOSTAVAX works by helping your immune system protect you from getting shingles.

ZOSTAVAX is recommended for adults over 50. If you do get shingles even though you have been vaccinated, ZOSTAVAX helps prevent the nerve pain that can follow shingles in people.

ZOSTAVAX cannot be used to treat shingles, or the nerve pain that may follow shingles, once you have it.

What do I need to know about shingles and the virus that causes it?

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once you have had chickenpox, the virus can stay in your nervous system for many years. For reasons that are not fully understood, the virus may become active again and give you shingles. Age and problems with the immune system may increase your chances of getting shingles.

Shingles is a rash that is usually on one side of the body. The rash begins as a cluster of small red spots that often blister. The rash can be painful. Shingles rashes usually last up to 30 days and, for most people, the pain associated with the rash lessens as it heals.

Please call 519 474 7300

Or talk to the front desk for more information.