This is World Immunization Week and Immunization Canada is reminding people of all ages about the importance of being immunized against vaccine preventable illnesses.
The organization’s Chair Dr. Susan Bowles says it’s critically important that parents make sure their children receive all doses of the recommended vaccines, otherwise they are at risk of some very serious diseases. She adds childhood immunization does not provide lifelong immunity against some diseases such as tetanus or lockjaw and diphtheria so adults require helper or booster shots to maintain immunity. As well under immunized adults may be at risk of infection from vaccine preventable diseases and can infect others so as more people are immunized the disease risk for everyone is reduced.
Anyone needing information on immunization you require can contact the Flin Flon Primary Health Center.