Make sure you are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases
People across North Wales are being reminded about the importance of making sure they are immunised to protect them from potentially serious diseases.
The reminder comes as part of an awareness raising effort by staff from Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board (BCUHB) to support European Immunisation Week, which runs from 23 to 30 April.
Teresa Owen, BCUHB Executive Director of Public Health, said: “Thanks to vaccines, most people are now protected against diseases like measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Despite this, we have recently seen a well-documented rise in cases of measles across the world.
“Therefore, as part of European Immunisation Week we want to remind people about the importance of being vaccinated. In particular, we would urge parents to make sure their child is up to date with their immunisations. Every child deserves to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.”
During the week, immunisation staff will be refreshing the information available to people at Health Board sites across North Wales and raising awareness with staff, patients and visitors.
Parents with queries about any aspect of their child's immunisations should discuss them with their GP, Health Visitor or Practice Nurse.
More information can be found at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/vaccinations