TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto Public Health has advised parents to check their children’s immunization records to ensure they are up-to-date.
The advice comes during National Immunization Awareness Week, which wraps up on May 1.
Health officials said immunization is vital to preventing illness and saving lives.
They added a century ago, many children would have died before their fifth birthdays, from diseases like whooping cough and measles, however, thanks to immunization programs that is no longer the case.
National statistics have shown that only 61 per cent of two-year-olds have received vaccines for diptheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella.
For more information, you can visit the Toronto Public Health website.