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Infectious Disease Prevention

We protect the public from immediate risk from infectious diseases and outbreaks such as Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis B, Meningococcus, Gonorrhea and E. coli through inspections, immunization, education and other Public Health control measures.

Service outcome

Peel residents are protected against infectious diseases.

2018 performance and trending data

Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Digital Health Immunization Repository (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018) [extracted by Peel Public Health].

Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Digital Health Immunization Repository (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018). [extracted by Peel Public Health].

The Region continues to provide the Hepatitis B vaccination in 241 schools each year, including catch up clinics for students who were not able to be immunized in Grade 7. The Region continues to monitor immunization coverage among children post grade 7 to assess changes in vaccination status and determine long-term trends.

Source: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Digital Health Immunization Repository (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018). [extracted by Peel Public Health].

The Region continues to provide the Meningococcal vaccination in 241 schools each year, including catch up clinics for students who were not able to be immunized in Grade 7. The Region continues to monitor immunization coverage among children post grade 7 to assess changes in vaccination status and determine longer-term trends.

Source: Hedgehog database (2017, 2018).

2017: 9960 compliance inspections performed on 5,936 food premises in Peel, helping to keep our communities free of food-borne illnesses.

Source: Hedgehog database (2017, 2018).

Class A pools refers to public pools where the general public are admitted (e.g. pools operated by a municipality, the YMCA, or those associated with a recreational camp).

Source: Hedgehog database (2017, 2018).

Source: Peel Public Health (2017, 2018).

Source: Integrated Public Health Information System, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2016, 2017, 2018) [extracted by Peel Public Health on 2019-04-10].

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1 Per cent of Grade 7 students who have completed their immunization series with the hepatitis B vaccine by the end of the school year.

2 Per cent of Grade 7 students who have completed their immunization series with the Men-C-ACYW by the end of the school year.