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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.

2017 Performance

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

91% of students receive full immunizations, offering them protection from getting or spreading infectious diseases.1

Supported 19,428 visitors at our Sexual Health Clinics, helping to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections with free testing, treatment and contraceptives.

Per cent of confirmed Gonorrhea cases treated according to recommended Ontario treatment guidelines.2

Target: Increased from 72.6%

Actual: 73.1%

Per cent of school aged children who are complete for Hepatitis B vaccination.3

Target: Stable or increased from 73.8%

Actual: 73.2%

Per cent of school-aged children who are complete for Meningococcus vaccination.3

Target: Stable or increased from 85.1%

Actual: 87.2%

96.1% of class A pools received all required routine inspections.4

100% of personal service settings inspected.5

1 Per cent of seven/eight-year-old students and sixteen/seventeen-year-old students.

2 Source: Integrated Public Health Information System. This metric refers to the per cent of Grade 7 students who have completed their immunization series with the hepatitis B vaccine by the end of the school year.

3 Source: eHealth Portal – Panorama. This refers to per cent of Grade 7 students who have completed their immunization series with the Men-C-ACYW by the end of the school year.

4 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).

5 Personal service settings is a general classification of businesses, including nail care, esthetic clinics, hairdressers/barbershops, tattoo parlours, and premises that do ear and body piercing, electrolysis, and micropigmentation. Our main objective in these businesses is to prevent the risk of transmission of infections and blood-borne diseases.