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Diseases and Vaccinations

Some useful information about diseases and vaccinations

About Vaccinations

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself from serious diseases. They often work by introducing a small, harmless piece of a virus or bacteria into your body, which triggers your immune system to create immunity to the disease. This means that if you come into contact with the actual disease in the future, your immune system will be prepared to fight it off and prevent you from getting sick.


There are many benefits to getting vaccinated. One of the main benefits is that it helps to protect not just yourself, but also the people around you, especially those who may be more vulnerable to serious illness, such as young children, elderly individuals, and those with compromised immune systems. This is known as herd immunity, and it helps to prevent the spread of disease within a community.

In Canada, vaccines are recommended for many different diseases, including influenza (the flu), measles, mumps, rubella, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is a good idea to get vaccinated in order to protect and to maintain the overall health of the community.

Overall, getting vaccinated is an important step you can take to protect your health and the health of those around you. It is a simple, effective, and safe way to prevent serious illness and keep your community healthy.

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Some information relating to the diseases we can vaccine against


COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can range from mild to severe, especially for older adults or those with underlying health conditions.

Influenza / Flu

Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system and can cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and fatigue.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, leading to symptoms such as fever, fatigue, loss of appetite and nausea. It's one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases.


Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters. Can occur in people who have previously had chickenpox.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, which causes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and nausea. Found in certain parts of Africa and South America.

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