Prescriptions not required for generic /behind the counter acetaminophen (tyelnol)

From the Ontario Medical Association: Prescriptions not required for children’s acetaminophen or ibuprofen There is an ongoing nationwide shortage of over-the-counter children’s liquid acetaminophen and ibuprofen products due to increased demand; however, prescriptions are still not required to purchase over-the-counter children’s liquid acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Pharmacists may have bulk stock bottles of liquid acetaminophen or…

Abbott brand infant formula recall information and alternatives

https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/certain-abbott-brand-powdered-infant-formula-products-recalled-due-cronobacter Abbott is recalling certain Abbott brand powdered infant formula products from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella contamination. The Link above indicates the products involved in the recall Most people who consume these products will be asymptomatic Symptoms to watch for: fever bloody diarrhea persisting vomiting severe abdominal cramping unusual rash associated with high fever…

Covid Vaccines for Children 5-11 years of age

COVID-19 vaccination for children 5-11 years of age has now been approved by Health Canada Vaccines will be given at soon to be announced dedicated vaccination sites, some schools and some doctors offices.   We will announce locations and times  as they become available Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) in November 2021 indicates that Canadians…

Co-administration of COVID VACCINE for Children 5-11 with other vaccines:

Health Canada advises that although simultaneous administration of COVID 19 vaccines with other vaccinations such as flushots is advisable in adults and children 12 years of age and older, they are currently recommending separating COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines such as influenza, other childhood vaccines in children 5-11 years of age by at least 2…

Another Grade 7/8 Vaccine Clinic at Vaughan Pediatric Clinic

BOOK YOUR GRADE 7/8 VACCINE CLINIC AT Vaughan Pediatric Clinic All Grade 7 students can be immunized against hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease. Although vaccinations against Hepatitis B and HPV diseases are voluntary, students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccination against meningococcal disease is required under the Immunization of School Pupils…