Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases are caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites that are transmitted to humans from animals or insects. Some diseases that originate in animals must be transmitted through a “vector” (e.g., mosquito, tick) in order to infect a human.
We provide public health workers with expertise, support and resources for preventing and controlling vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.
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.