Vaccines are very important to help reduce, or in some cases even eliminate diseases that have caused illness, disability or death in earlier generations. Vaccines are a routine part of healthcare and are the best way to protect children against some very serious infections. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) strongly recommends routine immunization.
All of your child’s vaccinations should be recorded in their immunization record. Please bring your child’s Personal Immunization Record (yellow booklet) with you to visits, so it can be kept up to date.
An electronic medical record of all immunizations given at the West Carleton Family Health Team will be maintained in your child’s medical chart. You can access your child’s entire immunization record, at any time, on our Patient Health Portal. Please register each child and parent on the Health Portal.
To learn more about Ontario’s free vaccine program and when to get immunized, visit:
Reducing Pain in Childhood Vaccinations
We strongly encourage childhood vaccinations at the West Carleton Family Health Team. We wish to make these less painful for infants and children by recommending the following evidence based techniques. Our hope is for parents to work with us to achieve this goal.
Recommendations for parents of infants and children: