Vaccines Provide Many Health Benefits

Vaccinating your baby against a disease builds up their immune system, making them stronger and better able to fight that disease.

Vaccination schedule starts at two months of age

Your baby gets vaccines based on a routine schedule. By following this schedule, your child gets:

  • Antibodies that will recognize live germs
  • The ability to remember how to fight these live germs if they are ever exposed to them
  • Less of a chance of developing anxiety and needle fear
  • Protection from other infections

Learn more about the vaccines given and the diseases they protect your baby from:

Calendrier de vaccination systématique de l'Ontario

Video: How Far Do You Go To Keep Your Children Safe?

Video: Vaccination - Are We There Yet?

Vaccinating your baby

  • Multiple injections

    Your baby's immune system is amazing. Scientists have estimated that babies can handle up to 10,000 vaccines at one time. Since your baby is always making more protective antibodies, vaccines never use up or overwhelm their immune system.

    Science has determined that following the routine schedule gives your baby the best and earliest protection from diseases that can seriously harm or kill them. Vaccines given at the same time work just as well together with no increase in side effects.

    When your baby gets their routine vaccines on time, you will have fewer trips to the doctor and your baby will have fewer periods of discomfort.

  • Pain management for your baby

    Pain in vaccination can be distressing for both babies and parents, but this shouldn't stop you from getting the vaccines. There are simple tools to help reduce your baby's perception of pain.

    What you can do

  • Reporting your baby's vaccinations

    All vaccines need to be reported to Public Health. Your baby's health care provider is not required to do this for you. Use your personal immunization record (yellow card) to keep track of your baby's vaccinations.

    For more information, read more in A Parent's Guide to Vaccination.

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