There's a mumps outbreak in the metro Vancouver area. The public health authority is recommending booster shots for children, teens and young adults born before 1996, and returning to school (including post-secondary) in the fall.
You can get a booster at your public health office immunization clinic (call for details). There's one at the Poirier Rec Centre in Coquitlam on Wednesday, September 3, in the McDonald-Cartier Room from 5-7pm. It's free of charge. Or, you can go to your family doctor, who will also give the booster shot.
The Minister of Education announced that mumps boosters may be available in the public schools this fall, but if you don't want to wait to find out, you can go get it now. Just don't tell your kids that mompoet told you. I don't want it to be my fault!
question: why are all of my posts today about health issues?
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