Ontario boots vaccine program

Posted on May 5, 2011 in Health Debates

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TheStar.com – news/canada/article
May 5, 2011.   By Tanya Talaga, Queen’s Park Bureau

Ontario newborns will soon be able to receive a new, drinkable vaccine to protect them from diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.

Nearly 140,000 infants will benefit from the oral rotavirus vaccine, the Liberal government says. They are set to announce a number of changes to its publicly funded immunization program this morning.

Ontario is the first jurisdiction in Canada to cover the oral rotavirus vaccine, according to Health Minister Deb Matthews.

Beginning this August, the government will offer two new vaccines — one for rotavirus and the other a combined chicken pox and measles-mumps-rubella vaccine known as MMRV.

The government says the vaccine change will save families up to $350 per person.

Also this August, Ontario will cover a second childhood dose of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine to enhance protection and they’ll pay for a lifetime dose of the pertussis, or whooping cough vaccine.

“Immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your family,” said Dr. Arlene King, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health in a release.

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3 Responses to “Ontario boots vaccine program”

  1. Alonso Mikulecky says:

    Rotavirus infection most commonly strikes during the winter months (December through May), but it occurs year round in developing countries. In the United States every year, rotavirus first appears in the Southwest and spreads to the Northeast. Almost every child 5 years and younger at some point will be infected with rotavirus in both developed countries and developing countries. ,’…

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  2. Corey Screen says:

    Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an infected person’s nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol transmission), and is highly contagious—90% of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person will catch it.:`:^

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  3. Sharda Fullbright says:

    Chickenpox is most common in children under 10. In fact, chickenpox is so common in childhood that 90% of adults are immune to the condition because they’ve had it before. “‘^”

    See you later


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