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Immunizations for Children

Vaccinate Early in Life

In the first few years of life, your child is most at risk of getting sick from a vaccine preventable disease. Immunization is a safe and effective way to protect your child from these diseases. Routine immunizations in Ontario begin at two months of age and continue throughout life.

All routine childhood immunizations are free and can be given by your child’s Health Care Provider. If you do not have a Health Care Provider, your child can be immunized at one of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit immunization clinics.

Be sure to bring your child’s immunization card to every appointment. Your Health Care Provider will update this record as necessary. Parents are responsible for providing their child’s immunization record to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and updating this information every time your child has an immunization.

To update your child’s immunization record contact the Health Unit:

Keep your child’s immunization record (yellow card) in a safe place! It may be needed for:

  • Entering childcare
  • Entering kindergarten
  • Changing schools
  • Attending camp
  • International Travel
  • Hospital Emergency Room visits
  • Changing Health Care Providers

Adverse Reactions

If your child experiences an adverse reaction following immunization, please contact your Health Care Provider or go to the nearest emergency department. Your Health Care Provider will complete an Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) report and send it to the Health Unit for entry into the provincial data base. This helps with ongoing monitoring that is done to ensure vaccine safety.

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