Are you protected?
The Immunization Program of Windsor-Essex County Health Unit works closely with schools, child-care facilities and community physicians to ensure that children in the city are protected against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunization is one of the most simple and effective ways to protect children against serious childhood diseases.
To find information on vaccine preventable diseases please follow this link to the Diseases and Conditions section.
The links on the left provide more detailed information about each specific program.
Adults Need Vaccines Too!
Immunizations aren’t just for children. Diseases like pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, pneumonia, influenza (the flu), chicken pox, and shingles affect adults as well.
Many of these diseases spread easily through families. Thankfully adults can be immunized for pertussis and other illnesses commonly thought only for children.
Currently there’s an increase of pertussis in our community. Adults can get pertussis and pass it to others. If you’re an adult between 19 and 64 and weren’t immunized against pertussis when you were a teen, you can get a one-dose immunization that gives you protection from pertussis.
Vaccines are a family affair and adults can get many of these immunizations free-of-charge. Do you know what immunizations you need? Follow this link to the Immunize Canada website and find out.