CALGARY – Alberta Health Services says there are nine confirmed cases of measles in southern Alberta, including the Lethbridge area, up from four earlier this week.
AHS says more than 500 people have been vaccinated against the disease at public immunization clinics in Lethbridge.
The clinics are for children aged six to 12 months, children one year and older who have not received the measles vaccine before and health care workers who know they are not immune.
About 30 people have also been examined at the measles assessment centre.
Measles can be highly contagious, and while it is usually considered a childhood disease, adults are not immune.
There are more vaccination clinics being added to expand coverage. They are as follows:
Bow Island & Area:
Friday, November 1st
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bow Island Provincial Building
802 – 6 Street East
Medicine Hat & area:
Friday, November 8th
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Higdon Hall @ Medicine Hat Stampede Grounds
Thursday, November 7th
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seniors Drop-in Centre
Corner Main & 1st Ave