News HKPR Wants Residents To Get Their Shots SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 26th, 2016 Photo credit: supplied The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit wants residents to know immunizations are safe. Manager of Disease Control Marianna Rock says vaccines take 10 years of research and development before Health Canada approves the shot. She says people can find wrong information online, which is why the numbers are dropping of people with shots. Rock says to call the health unit for more information.