April 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Measles clinics in Calgary: Where to get your shot

CALGARY – Two measles clinics will be open in Calgary on Wednesday, just 24 hours after Alberta Health Services officially declared a measles outbreak in Calgary, Edmonton and central Alberta.

Of the 22 measles cases confirmed in Alberta so far, nine have been in Calgary

People considered susceptible are those born in 1970 or later, with a lack of documented evidence of immunizations against measles.

AHS also says children aged four and up who are attending daycares or schools within the measles zones and who have not yet received their second dose of vaccine, should get it as soon as possible.

For those who wish to get vaccinated, clinics availabilities are as follows:

Wednesday April 30th
1:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

  • South Calgary (31 Sunpark Plaza SE 3rd floor)
  • Northgate (#A154, 495 – 36 Street NE)

Saturday May 3rd
9:30a.m. -5:00 p.m.

  • South (31 Sunpark Plaza SE 3rd floor)
  • Brentwood (Unit 302, 3630 Brentwood Road NW)

Tuesday May 6th
1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • South (31 Sunpark Plaza SE 3rd floor)

Wednesday May 7th
1p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Northgate (#A154, 495 – 36 Street NE)

Thursday May 8th
1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Brentwood (Unit 302, 3630 Brentwood Road NW)

Saturday May 10th
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Brentwood (Unit 302, 3630 Brentwood Road NW)
  • South Calgary (31 Sunpark Plaza SE 3rd floor)

These Calgary Zone drop-in measles immunization clinics will offer vaccine to:

  • Infants six months of age to less than 12 months of age;
  • Children 12 months of age or older who have not yet received their first dose of measles vaccine;
  • Children four years of age and older who have not yet received their second dose of measles vaccine;
  • Individuals born in or after 1970 who have not received two doses of measles vaccine.

Those who have already received two doses of measles vaccine, as per the routine immunization schedule, do not require any additional doses of measles vaccine.

WATCH: Dr. Judy Macdonald joins Global Calgary to discuss the province’s measles outbreak.

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