With back to school around the corner, the Fraser Health Authority says it’s a great time to get your kids vaccinated.
Medical health officer Dr. Shovita Padhi says she knows life can be busy, and sometimes parents forget to get their kids their shots.
But she says it really is the best way to protected children from many diseases that are preventable.
“If parents have their immunization card, they can contact their family physician, or if the child is over the age of five, they can go to a pharmacist, and lastly they can contact their local public health unit and we can fit their children in for their immunization.”
Padhi says children between four and six should have up-to-date booster shots to protect against polio, tetanus, diphtheria, chicken pox and whooping cough.