Tag: Public Health

News around vaccination requirements, deadlines, in-school vaccination opportunities, blood drives and any other Public Health initiative.

Summertime sun safety






Warm weather has finally arrived in Waterloo region and with it comes a reminder on sun safety. We believe in promoting sun safety through education and working with our community partners, such as Public Health. Creating shaded spaces in our school yards and play areas is a key component of our Sun Safety and Shading […]

2016-17 Grade 7 meningococcal vaccination program update






This information is shared on behalf of Region of Waterloo Public Health. New! Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) will be delivered to Grade 7 students through community clinics offered for the 2016-17 school year. Clinics are drop-in and will run from 3:30pm – 7:30pm. What is Meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is a very serious infection caused by […]

Community Links






Waterloo Region Special Needs Strategy Ontario’s Special Needs Strategy marks the beginning of a new way of delivering services to children and youth with special needs and their families. The goal is to connect these children and youth to the services they need as early as possible and improve the service experience of families. Region […]

Public Health Parent-Child Communication Survey






Talking to your children about growth and development, healthy relationships, self-esteem, and sexual health can be hard. Please complete a survey to help Public Health and other community agencies determine what parents/guardians need to make it easier to talk to your children about these topics. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes, and will ask […]

Public Health Information






The Waterloo Region District School Board supports the work of the Region of Waterloo Public Health in promoting healthier living, protecting against health threats and preventing disease and injury. Visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health website for information about: Head Lice Immunization of students Healthy development in infants, toddlers and elementary school children Dental Clinics