Vaccines are very important to help reduce, or in some cases even eliminate diseases that have caused illness, disability or death in earlier generations. In Canada, vaccines are now a routine part of healthcare and support the maintenance of overall health. Regular immunization is an ongoing part of patient care and supported by physicians and staff at the West Carleton Family Health Team. We encourage our patients to get immunized to prevent illness from common and preventable diseases when a vaccine is available.
Our team provides immunizations, allergy shots, and routine prescribed injections such as B12. Book your appointment online through the Patient Health Portal.
Please note: If you or your child has had any immunization at a location other than the WCFHT (e.g. pharmacy or school), it is important that you help us update your record by informing our staff. You can send this information in a message through the Patient Health Portal or inform our nurse over the phone or at your next visit.
To learn more about individual vaccines, the diseases they prevent, and the relative risks and benefits of vaccination, visit: The Vaccine Education Centre.