Vaccines help protect BC families from many dangerous diseases. However, it wasn't always this way. Before vaccines, deadly infections like meningococcal disease and whooping cough (pertussis) made many children very sick to the point where some of them required hospitalization. Some even died.
Today, immunization has significantly reduced the damage done by vaccine-preventable diseases. Thanks to regular vaccination, we've dramatically reduced the damage done by those diseases. Yet they still pose a threat. In places like Ireland where immunization rates have dropped off, outbreaks of diseases like measles have soon followed – with fatal results.
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If you're a health care provider looking for information on immunization, please visit the Health Professionals section of the BCCDC website. There you can find clinical resources, immunization courses, print resources for patients and more.
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