Blood Borne Infections
Blood borne infections (BBIs) are viruses that are carried in the blood, specifically hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). They can be transmitted through sexual contact, sharing needles, needle-stick injuries, from mother to baby during pregnancy, during birth or through breast feeding. BBIs may also exist in other body fluids. We provide public health workers with expertise, support and resources for the prevention and control of BBIs.
PHO Webinar: Catch-Up of Routine and School Based Immunizations for School-Aged Children and Adolescents
This session will provide an overview of key principles of immunization record assessment and catch-up for school-aged children and adolescents. Through the use of case studies, participants will gain familiarity with applying Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedules (routine, school-based and catch-up programs) and extended eligibility guidance to common scenarios. An overview of strategies and successes for training new health unit staff will be provided.