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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Changes to TBDHU COVID-19 reporting:
TBDHU’s COVID-19 Dashboard is now updated weekly on Thursdays and includes updates from the previous Thurs-Wed. 


Monkeypox Guidance Updates 

Updated Case Definitions: Antiviral and Vaccine Guidance: Other Resources: Monkeypox Reporting Obligations: Suspected cases must be reported by phone to the Thunder Bay District Health Unit at 625-8318 or toll-free 1-888-294-6630, ext. 8318 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm). After hours and on weekends/holidays call Thunder Bay Answering Service at (807) 624-1280. Visit TBDHU’s website for more information.


Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario

The publicly funded immunization schedules for Ontario have been updated and posted here:

English:  Immunization – Ontario’s Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules
French:   Immunisation – Calendriers de la vaccination financeé par le secteur public
Key updates include:
  • Addition of maternal Tdap dose
  • Hepatitis B eligibility expansion to Grade 12
  • Rotavirus change: added Rotarix 2-dose series (removed Rotateq 3-dose series)
  • Simplified catch up schedules as a result of:
    • Hep B eligibility to Grade 12, and;
    • All students are now eligible for HPV until the end of Gr. 12 (no longer the need to differentiate between male and female cohorts for HPV since the initial cohort of boys have completed Grade 12)
  • Addition of more detailed information in Table 1: Vaccine Administration

WEBINAR: Catch-Up of Routine and School-Based Immunizations for School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Presented by: Public Health Ontario

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to the delivery of routine and recommended immunizations, including limited public health capacity to deliver school-based immunization programs leaving many children and adolescents under-immunized, susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases and in need of catch-up vaccines. Catch-up immunization schedules are available to address missed and/or delayed vaccines but can be challenging to apply in practice. 

This session will provide an overview of key principles of immunization record assessment and catch-up for school-aged children and adolescents. Using case studies, participants will gain familiarity with applying Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedules (routine, school-based and catch-up programs) and extended eligibility guidance to common scenarios. An overview of strategies and successes for training new health unit staff will be provided.

Wednesday July 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Register here


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