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Immunization protects people of all ages from diseases.

The Health Unit can provide information on the importance of immunization. To learn more contact the HKPR District Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577. Read below for additional information.


Vaccines Available to All Adults

Every 10 Years

Diphtheria, tetanus (two in one vaccine) 3

 65 Years Old

Pneumococcal polysaccharide 4

 Every Fall

 Influenza 2


 Inactivated poliovirus 5                                                   

2 Influenza vaccine is recommended for individuals six months of age and older.

3 Adults are eligible for a one-time dose of pertussis vaccine, available with their next diphtheria, tetanus booster

4 Individuals younger than 65 years of age may be eligible for vaccine (see section on additional vaccine eligibility)

5 People who are not immunized and may be exposed to imported wild polio cases, and non-immunized health care workers, should receive two doses (four to eight weeks apart) and a third dose six to 12 months later

Reference: Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario (March 2015)

Additional Vaccines

Shingles Vaccine - This vaccine is not publicly-funded. Please discuss the vaccine with your health care provider or find out more at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Fact Sheets - Communicables/Reportable Diseases