Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and watery eyes. It can cause middle ear infection, pneumonia, inflammation of the brain, hearing loss, brain damage and death.
Changes to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules (Ontario)
- Click here to view the addendum that incorporates the immunization program enhancements starting December 2014.
- Click here for more information.
2014/2015 Flu Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
Immunization of School Pupils Act
- New vaccines required as of July 1, 2014 - click here for more information on the changes to the ISPA.
TB Skin Testing
- The Health Unit does not provide TB skin tests for screening purposes for school or employment. TB skin testing is only available to those who are contacts of TB cases.
- Click here for more information about TB skin tests. Please speak with your health care provider if you need the test.
Click on the links below for more information about immunization and vaccines:
What are vaccine preventable diseases?
There is a long list of diseases that can be prevented with a vaccine including chicken pox, mumps and polio. Across all age groups, vaccines provide the most effective and longest-lasting method of preventing infectious diseases.
What is the role of the Vaccine Preventable Disease program?
The Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) program at the Health Unit is committed to providing immunization services to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases within the City of Thunder Bay and District.
The VPD program:
How can I contact the Vaccine Preventable Disease program?
For more information please call the Vaccine Preventable Diseases program at 625-5971 or 1-888-294-6630, ext. 5971 or you can fax to (807) 625-4828.