Vaccination is a safe, effective way to protect people of all ages from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.
People who are not vaccinated can pass diseases to others, or be left unprotected during an outbreak.
Vaccines have led to a dramatic drop in the number of cases of once common diseases like polio and measles. Although we don’t see as much of these diseases as we used to, it is important to stay immunized because these diseases are common in other places and can still cause outbreaks.
Getting vaccinated helps to protect you, and also helps you to protect others by preventing the spread of disease to:
- Family members, friends and grandparents
- Those too young to be vaccinated
- People with weakened immune systems
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself and to prevent the spread of disease is to ensure that you and your family are vaccinated.
Immunizations are available through your health-care provider and at Lambton Public Health. Book a routine immunization at Lambton Public Health.
You can access a report of your immunization records directly through eHealth Ontario. Alternatively, you can contact Lambton Public Health and start the consent form and process to access your records, which may take up to 10 business days.
For more information or questions about immunizations contact Lambton Public Health.
Flu Shot Clinic
Some pharmacies, local health care providers and public health community clinics have started to offer the flu shot in Lambton County. Learn more about flu shot clinics.