|City of Hamilton - Public Health Services
The Vaccine Program aims to reduce the frequency, severity and impact of vaccine preventable diseases for Hamilton residents.
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Public Health Services recently changed the vaccine consents and fact sheets. We want to know if they give you the information you need to decide about vaccines for your child.
Vaccines save lives, are safe and effective. The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks of disease.
We live in a small world. Travel can spread rare diseases quickly.
Some diseases have no proven treatments. For example, diphtheria and meningococcal diseases kill 1 in 10 people who get them.
Vaccines are the only way to get protection from some diseases. For example, getting tetanus will not make you immune to tetanus germs found in dust and soil.
You can protect yourself and those around you from infections. For example, infants are less likely to get pertussis or flu if their parents and caregivers get the vaccines.
Diseases can be eradicated if enough people are immunized. For example, the last case of smallpox was in 1979.
Are vaccines safe?
Vaccines are very safe medical products. The risks of the diseases they prevent are much greater than any risk of the vaccine. Read Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events to learn more about vaccine safety in Canada. Use this science-based search engine to find reliable vaccine information online: http://vaxfax.me/
Information for Health Professionals
Register here to view a recording of the AEFI Reporting Updates webinar which took place on June 13, 2013.
Access medical advisories as well as forms for vaccine ordering, cold chain and adverse events reporting in our Health Professionals portal.
Last Updated: December 10, 2013