Caution: This video contains science 🙂
Often when we think of vaccines, we think of our baby and childhood shots. We forget that in order to keep that same level of protection that we enjoyed as children, we occasionally need booster doses.
Tetanus booster shots are required every ten years for all teens and adults. The Tdap (Adacel) shot provided to adolescents protects not only against Tetanus but also against Diphtheria and Pertussis.
If you missed your Meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine in grade 7 it can only be obtained free through Chatham-Kent Public Health for those born after 1997.
Both Adacel and Menactra vaccines are a school requirement for all high school students.
For further information about vaccines or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 519.355.1071 ext. 5900.