Halton Region Health Department Physician Updates
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Updates to Prenatal Education Program – We have a new online prenatal program where expectant and new parents can learn about healthy pregnancy, labour and birth, breastfeeding and newborn care right from their computer or mobile device. Have patients who require extra in-person support during pregnancy or post-partum? Encourage them to register for the Healthy Babies Health Children and the Halton Prenatal Nutrition Programs through halton.ca or by calling 311. The online program is replacing the “Healthiest Babies Possible” group in-person classes starting January 1, 2019.
Anticipate increased immunization requests in January-April 2019 – In January 2019, students attending school in Halton Region born in 2001-2004 (high school) whose immunization records are out-of-date or who are overdue for a mandatory vaccine will receive a suspension notice in the mail. Suspension period for high school students starts February 7. NEW for 2019 – Suspension notices will be mailed to students born in 2010 (grade 3) in February, with suspension starting March 25.