Immunization (or vaccination) is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your children against infectious diseases.
Many vaccine preventable diseases have become rare in Canada because the vaccines work so well and we have excellent immunization programs.
All children attending school between ages four to 17 need to be immunized according to Ontario’s Immunization Schedule. Remember to let the Health Unit know when your child has received an immunization so we can update their Immunization Record.
- The Perth District Health Unit plays a vital role in promoting immunization among Perth County residents.
- We distribute publicly funded vaccines to the community and provide immunization information to parents, health care providers, schools, and the public.
- The Health Unit maintains immunization records for children and adults in Perth County.