Diseases are still around, and you can get them if you aren't immunized.
Northerners often travel to other parts of the world where these diseases still kill many people. Some of these diseases are still found in the NWT and other parts of Canada. People who aren't immunized can very easily catch and spread diseases like measles and polio.
Immunization helps keep people safe from preventable diseases. Without proper immunization, one individual who becomes ill can quickly pass a communicable disease to others.
Immunization is still necessary! It is safe and is the best protection against preventable diseases.
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Polio (DTaP-IPV)
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio and Haemophilus Influenza type B (DTaP-IPV-Hib)
- Hepatitis B (HB)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (HPV4)
- Meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent (Men-C-ACYW-135)
- Meningococcal conjugate Type C (Men-C-C)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (MMRV)
- Pneumococcal conjugate 13 (Pneu-C-13)
- Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 23 (Pneu-P-23)
- Rotavirus (Rot-1)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
- Varicella (Var)
For more information, contact your health centre, medical clinic, or public health unit.