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Routine school immunizations resume this week in North Zone

Alberta Health Services says routine school immunizations will resume in the Lakeland and elsewhere in the North Zone.

The program had seen delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“AHS Public Health will provide in-school immunization services starting again this fall and will ensure that every eligible student has access to vaccines for which consent has been given,” says the group.

Catch-up immunizations are also being offered for students headed into Grades 6 to 10 this Fall. AHS says to contact your local health centre to book an appointment.

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“The vaccines included as part of the Grade 6 school immunization program are Hepatitis B vaccine, which is important to prevent serious damage to the liver, and Human Papillomavirus vaccine, also known as HPV vaccine, which helps prevent against certain types of cancers. The Grade 9 vaccines include a dose of dTap vaccine, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis and a dose of meningococcal vaccine, which protects against meningitis,” says AHS

More information is at immunizealberta.ca.

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