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If you can't find your old vaccination records, request your records online or ask your health care provider.
Adults need helper, or booster, shots to maintain immunity. Vaccinations needed for adults vary from person to person depending on:
If you're a family member or caregiver for an infant or young child, you will want to make sure you have a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster. Pertussis (whooping cough) is a serious infection that is easily spread through coughing and sneezing. Pertussis is most serious in children less than one year of age and can cause pneumonia and brain damage.
You can get your vaccinations up-to-date with your health care provider, a walk-in clinic, some pharmacies or by booking an appointment at one of our clinics.
Some vaccines are publicly funded (free) for individuals who meet the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario criteria. To find out if you're eligible, talk to your health care provider or call the Vaccine Preventable Disease program.
Other vaccines may need to be purchased or covered by school, work or private drug insurance plans. These are vaccines that individuals request for school, work or personal reasons such as travel. You have to pay or use insurance for these vaccines because they don't meet the publicly funded criteria.
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