Importance of immunization stressed as school begins

first_imgProvincial Health Officer, Doctor Perry Kendall, is out with his annual reminder for parents, to start the school year with an up-to-date immunization schedule.He says, “By the time a child reaches five or six years old, he or she should have received booster shots that protect against, measles, polio, chicken pox, whooping cough and more,” and he adds, “kids in grades six and nine should receive follow-up vaccinations.”Doctor Kendall believes over the past 50 years, childhood immunization has been one of the primary keys, to saving young lives and preventing illness.- Advertisement -“Being up to date with your child’s immunizations is really critically important. It will protect your child, but also importantly the community, and it will protect children who themselves aren’t able to be vaccinated because of some underlying medical condition.”All that said, parents are reminded to check with the local public health unit or their health care provider to see if any shots are missing in a family immunization schedule.last_img read more

Man United still yet to decide Falcao future, reveals Monaco chief

first_imgManchester United are still yet to decide whether they will sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the summer, according to Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.Colombia striker Falcao joined the Red Devils in September on a one-year loan deal but has failed to shine during his time at Old Trafford.The 29-year-old, revered as one of the world’s finest goalscorers before a recent string of injury troubles, has scored just four goals in 25 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side this season.Falcao’s indifferent form has led to suggestions that his future lies elsewhere, with recent reports claiming manager Van Gaal has ruled out a permanent move, but Vasilyev revealed on Tuesday that United still have the option to trigger the forward’s £43.5million release clause.“I saw Manchester United leaders last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they will exercise the option [to sign Falcao permanently],” Vasilyev told French daily newspaper Nice-Matin.“It’s not his best season but they retain the opportunity to talk at the end of the season. We are not in any further negotiations for the moment, even if big clubs are interested.“The decision is in Manchester, then we will talk the player to find out what he wants.”Monaco spent a reported £50million to sign Falcao from Porto in May 2013 and he went on to score nine goals in 17 Ligue 1 games during the first half of the 2013-14 campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury in January 2014. Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao 1last_img read more