Study shows immunizations helping in fight against childhood diseases
The AHS says that in the period of time since they began offering immunizations for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, they have all but wiped out several strains of dangerous bacteria.
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 9:48AM MST
According to new research, the Alberta Health Services say that routine immunizations have all but wiped out some of the most harmful subtypes of bacteria.
In 2002, Alberta became the first province in Canada to introduce a vaccine that targets the seven most common and harmful subtypes of bacteria.
The bacterium included in the vaccine cause pneumonia, meningitis, and other infections known as Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.
The AHS will be releasing more information on the study on Tuesday.