Alberta Health Services Notice

Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education routinely posts information from Alberta Health Services, including Health Services Alerts.

Any Public Health Alerts received from Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be shared with our school community.

August 14, 2017. RE: PERTUSSIS (Whooping Cough) Outbreak Declared in South Zone

Click here to view letter sent from AHS- School Memo RE: Pertussis

Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable illness, and immunization that protects against pertussis is offered, free of charge, through Alberta’s Routine Childhood Immunization Program. All Albertans are always encouraged to ensure that they, and their children, are up-to-date on all routine immunizations, including immunizations that protect against pertussis. Information on routine childhood immunizations can be found at www.immunizealberta.ca.

For more information on the South Zone pertussis outbreak, the booster dose strategy, as well as booster dose clinic dates, locations and telephone numbers to book an appointment, South Zone residents are asked to visit www.ahs.ca/pertussis.

Whooping Cough Booster Clinic In Medicine Hat (ages 10, 11 & 12)

Starting Aug. 21, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will be offering a booster dose of immunization that protects against pertussis (whooping cough) to children aged 10, 11 and 12 with a birthdate between September 1, 2004 and August 21, 2007, who are living or attending school in the South Zone of Alberta Health Services

FAQ – Why is AHS offering these booster clinics?
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/page15619.aspx

Call AHS to book an appointment 403.502.8215

Where? Higdon Hall, Stampede Grounds 2055- 21 Ave SE, Medicine Hat AB T1A 7M1
When? August 24, 30 & 31, 2017 (by appointment ONLY)

 

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