Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Fraser Health wants parents to immunize kids
Released by Fraser Health
he back-to-school season is a great time to review your family’s vaccinations. Does anyone need to schedule an appointment?
Immunizations are one of the most effective preventative medical interventions available to protect children against serious vaccine-preventable diseases. However, children are not considered fully protected against vaccine preventable diseases until they have completed the recommended immunizations.
Children between four and six years old should have up-to-date booster shots to protect against polio, tetanus, diphtheria, chicken pox and whooping cough. Subsequent vaccinations are also received in grades 6 and 9 at school, with periodic immunizations also recommended throughout adulthood.
Please contact your local Public Health Unit for drop-in clinic times.
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