Vaccination reminder

Health officials across Canada are reminding people to make sure their vaccinations are up to date.  That’s because of an outbreak of 7 cases of measles and three of mumps just since the beginning of the year in the Halifax area.

The medical health officer for the region says most of the patients had not been fully immunized.  While most children are vaccinated against the diseases when they are young, people should get a booster shot in their twenties or early thirties.