April 26, 2016
The week of April 25, 2016 isn’t only the last week of the month: it’s also Immunization Awareness Week, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) is encouraging parents to learn more about arming their children against disease by visiting immunizealberta.ca.
Developed for Albertan parents, together with Albertan parents, the immunizealberta.ca website provides parents with information and support, as they consider immunization for their children.
With answers just a few clicks away, this website simplifies the search for credible immunization information in the crowded online environment. Common questions, concerns and information requests about vaccine safety, immunization and immunity have all been incorporated into a simple website parents can trust.
In addition to arming children against disease, immunization is also important for adults. Benefiting people of all ages, immunization not only protects individuals – it also arms our communities against disease. As more people are immunized, the risk of disease for everyone is reduced.
Adults need booster doses throughout their lifetime, and people may also need additional vaccines if they have certain health conditions, risks or are travelling out of country.
For more information about immunity, immunization, and how to protect your family, visit www.immunizealberta.ca or call Health Link at 811.