Here is some measles preparedness information you may find helpful and informative.
The re-emergence of certain vaccine preventable diseases is being seen in parts of the world and is cause for concern. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is monitoring the emergence of measles, and we are making continued efforts to increase uptake and coverage of routine childhood vaccinations. Thousands of children and youth in Ottawa are missing routine vaccinations that would protect them from measles and other vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccinations required for attending childcare and school should be kept up to date.
Children and youth facing barriers in accessing routine childhood vaccinations through a primary health care provider can now attend an OPH Family and Community Vaccination Clinic currently hosted in different locations across Ottawa. Routine childhood vaccinations are also available at OPH Neighbourhood Health and Wellness hubs located in priority neighbourhoods. Clinic hours and locations are described on OPH’s website ParentinginOttawa.ca/RoutineVaccination.
Please visit the following links to learn more about protecting your children against measles and following the vaccine schedule.