Why is vaccination important?

Vaccination is the most effective solution to prevent diseases in both adults and children. It is estimated that each year, 10%-25% of Canadians contract the flu virus, with children and infants being two to three times more likely than the adults to fall down with influenza. With age, the protection of the vaccines we had as children decreases, so adult vaccination is also important.

What vaccines do adults need?

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Meningococcal
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

Who cannot be immunized?

  • Pregnant women
  • Babies
  • Young children
  • People with reduced immunity and other conditions

What vaccines do adult travelers need?

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Meningococcal
  • Rabies
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever

Where can you get vaccination?

The Mapleview Medical Center can provide you with vaccination in Barrie, Ontario, irrespective of your age and immunization history. Give us a call now and discuss your vaccination options and needs with our top specialists in the field.


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