Public Advisory

There is a Provincial Order in place, effective October 9th, 2020, mandating the use of face coverings in all public indoor settings across the province, such as businesses, facilities and workplaces, with limited exemptions.  For details, visit the Face Masks and Face Coverings in Ontario. Also view the Grey Bruce Health Unit FAQ for Masks and Face Coverings.

Science Based Vaccine Information

Flu Facts Infographic

 

2019/2020 Influenza Information Fact Sheet

 

Where to get your flu shot:

  • Your regular medical office

  • Your local pharmacy for people over the age of 5

  • No physician? No problem! Flu shots are available at pharmacies, public health and some family health teams – even for non-rostered patients!   Get yours today!
  • Find more helpful flu information at https://www.ontario.ca/page/flu-facts

 

High Risk Groups for 2019/2020 Influenza Season:

  1. Pregnant women;
  2. Young children under 5 years of age (especially those 2 years of age and younger);
  3. Children (age 6 months to 18 years) undergoing long periods of treatment with acetylsalicylic acid;
  4. Adults 65 years of age and older;
  5. Individuals of any age who reside in a nursing home or other chronic care facility;
  6. Individuals with underlying health conditions (e.g., cardiac/pulmonary disorders, renal disease, morbid obesity, anemia, neurologic or neurodevelopmental conditions, diabetes, cancer or weakened immune systems);
  7. Indigenous peoples;
  8. Health care workers;
  9. Household contacts of those at high risk;
  10. Persons who provide care to children under 5 years of age
  11. Workers in direct contact with poultry infected with avian influenza during culling operations;
  12. Persons who provide service within closed or relatively closed settings to people at high risk (e.g. crew on a ship)
  13. Persons who provide essential community services or care.

 

Vaccines: What you Should Know

Let’s talk Immunization: Ask the Experts

 

Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax II) Information for Patients

Centre for Disease Control – Vaccine Preventable Diseases

World Health Organization – Vaccines and Diseases

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Vaccine Fact Sheets

Immunization Information on The Internet: Can you Trust What you Read?

Canadian Paediatric Society, Caring for Kids, Immunization information

 

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