Figure 9.4.1: Infections potentially prevented by immunization
Number, annual range, and annual average number of infections potentially prevented by immunization, Middlesex-London, 2005 to 2018; and reported rate per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2005 to 2018 annual average
Among Middlesex-London residents, most vaccine preventable diseases were rare or were characterized by low incidence.
Between 2005 and 2018 there were no cases of diphtheria, polio, rubella, or congenital rubella syndrome reported among Middlesex-London residents.
Invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, and tetanus infections were rare, with only two cases reported for each in the 14-year time period. Cases of invasive meningococcal disease and mumps were reported, but the rate for each was low. During the same frame, the rate of serious varicella (chickenpox) infections requiring hospitalization was also low.