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Patient Update - Measles Update do not Measles Vaccine

21 Mar 2024

You will be booked either a virtual appointment with your doctor or a call from our nursing team • Please do not walk into our clinics as the virus is very contagious • If it is believed you may have measles, our team will provide guidance and direction Measles Vaccine There is no cure for measles, however serious illness can be prevented by getting vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (. [...] Since 1996 two doses of the MMR vaccine have been routinely given to children in Ontario, with the first dose given at 12 months of age and the second dose given between 4 and 6 years of age. [...] Adults who have received only one dose of the MMR vaccine can receive a second dose if, they meet the criteria below or based on a discussion with their health provider • Health care worker • Post-secondary student • Planning to travel with measles exposure is a concern Adults born before 1970 are believed to have some previous exposure to measles and do not need to receive the measles vaccine unl. [...] Below is a table with measles containing vaccine guidelines: Age Group Canadian Immunization Guide Advice Infants (6 months to 11 months) One dose of MMR **Note: 2 additional doses must be administered on or after 12 months of age for those vaccinated prior to their first birthday to ensure long lasting immunity to measles Children under 4 years of age who have Administration of the second dose of. [...] Need to book a vaccine appointment? If you know you or your child is not up to date with the measles vaccine or any other vaccine, please call to book an appointment with our team.


St. Michael's Academic Family Health Team

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