Immunizations for All Ages

Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are the best way to protect people of all ages against many diseases, some of which can be very serious or life threatening. Immunizations are shots or needles, which help the body to make its own protection (or antibodies) against certain diseases. Immunizations help save lives, prevent serious illnesses, and are recognized as one of the most effective public health interventions.

Certain immunizations are recommended at different ages. In Huron County we follow Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule.  (Facebook link: Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule)

Routine immunizations for babies, children and adults are offered through your healthcare provider or the Health Unit. Appointments are required for the Health Unit immunizations clinic. If you are bringing your baby in to be immunized and have concerns about pain, there is a resource you can view called Reduce the Pain of Vaccination in Babies from Immunize Canada.

We offer vaccination clinics in Huron County schools for:

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    Grade 7 Immunizations

    All Grade 7 students in Ontario have the opportunity to receive free Hepatitis B and Meningococcal vaccines at school-based clinics. While Hepatitis B remains optional, Meningococcal immunizations are now mandatory to attend school.

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    Grade 8 Immunizations

    Female students in Grade 8 have the opportunity to receive immunization against Human Papilloma Virus.

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    High School Immunizations

    Students in high school have the opportunity to get their immunizations up to date at our high school immunization clinics.

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    School Suspensions

    Students may be suspended from school if they are not up to date according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule in Ontario.

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    Shingles Vaccine for Seniors

    If you’re between 65 and 70 years old, you can get vaccinated against shingles free of charge in Ontario.

Travel vaccines

If you are travelling you may need certain vaccines to protect you from disease. Consult a travel medical clinic or medical practitioner at least 3 months before your scheduled trip. This consultation determines your need for vaccinations or medications. Appointments are required.

Where to get travel vaccines

Travel clinics close to Huron County
Clinic Location Telephone Address
Kitchener-Waterloo Travel Clinic Waterloo 519.570.4208 Suite 902
570 University Avenue East
Waterloo, ON
N2K 4P2
London Travel Clinic London 519.432.5508 520 Sarnia Road
London, ON
N6G 5A3
London and Area Travel Clinic Listings London and area Can also search by postal code
Region of Waterloo Public Health Travel Clinic Listings Waterloo Various locations throughout Waterloo Region
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Guelph 519.846.2715 600 Southgate Drive
Guelph, ON
N1G 4P6
William D. Colby Travel Clinic, Inc. London 519.663.3395 50 King Street
London, ON
N6A 5L7

For more information about what vaccines you or your family need, call us at 519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143. Ask to speak to a public health nurse on the Infectious Disease team.