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Illness, Immunizations and Infection

Washing handsThe following resource has been developed to provide you with valuable information and programs that can improve the health of the children at your school. The resource consists of a variety of agencies, community based programs and services, and resources relevant to illness, immunization and infection.

Air Quality & Climate


  • Why Risk it? External Link
    Resource for Canadian Youth at risk for Anaphylaxis. 



Head Lice

  • Head Lice
    Fact sheet for parents on what to do when their child comes home with head lice. 



  • Information for Schools and Childcare Providers External Link
    Information and resources for parents and schools on preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses. Includes downloadable tip sheets and activities.
  • Bug Out! Get the Facts on Germs External Link
    A resource for children ages 6-13 and their parents, caregivers and educators designed to teach the importance of illness prevention and control.
  • Clean Hands External Link
    Resource from Toronto Public Health for students in grades 4-8  that reinforces key messages about how germs are spread and the importance of hand washing and hand sanitizing. The video follows a group of students through a typical day and uses drama and humour to reinforce key messages.
  • Handwashing Kits External Link
    Glo Germ handwashing kits that demonstrate just how easy it is to overlook proper hand washing and cleaning.
  • Infection prevention resources
    Downloadable posters and resources to prevent the transmission of infection in a school setting.
  • Influenza (flu)
    Information on Halton Region's flu immunization program and flu prevention strategies.
  • Periods of Exclusion
    Information on when children should remain at home and away from others.
  • Reportable diseases Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
    List of reportable diseases which are to be reported to the Local Medical Officer of Health.
  • Wash Your Hands
    Commonly-asked questions about hand washing and disinfectants.
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