Health officials are reminding parents to vaccinate their children after a whooping cough (or pertussis) outbreak at Calgary Waldorf School in northwest Calgary. Whooping cough is caused by bacterial infection of the respiratory system and can lead to other health issues. Pertussis immunizations are free through Alberta’s routine childhood immunization program. Adults who have not had the vaccination since turning 18 can also receive a free vaccination.
Learn more by visiting www.immunizealberta.ca, or call 811 for more information.