0-5 Years Old - Health & Safety

Vision, Teeth, Hearing & Immunizations

As children grow and develop into busy little people, it’s easy to forget that paying attention to healthy hearing, vision and teeth in the early years is important.  Keeping immunizations up to date protects your child for life.

In Powell River, Vancouver Coastal Health offers services to children and families at the Powell River Community Health Clinic. 
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Easy On-line Health Information for Parents, Kids and Teens

  

In addition to local resources, parents often want more information.  It’s helpful to learn about health and safety as your children grow.  For more information we’ve included a link to Parachute. Their aim is to encourage an injury-free Canada. Parachute also wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest.

Check it out: parachute

There is no substitute for having a face to face chat with a Public Health Professional. Powell River Community Health is staffed by friendly local people who are there to help or to answer questions.  It’s a free and confidential service.  Drop in to see them at the back of the hospital, on the 3rd floor (3rd Floor 5000 Joyce Avenue) or call 604-485-3310.

Immunizations

For Parents and Caregivers who would like to review helpful on-line information about immunizations we suggest the following links: 

www.immunizebc.ca
www.healthlinkbc.ca 

For information on immunization and disease control see BC Center for Disease Control

 

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