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Health Unit encouraging residents, parents to vaccinate against measles

With March Break around the corner, staff with our local Health Unit are urging you to make sure your vaccines are up to date before you travel. 

According to the organization, cases of measles are on the rise, especially among people who are under-vaccinated or unvaccinated against the disease. 

Staff members say there have been no cases of the disease locally, but there has been a decline in vaccinations in recent years due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19. 

“Although there have not been any cases of measles in the LGL region, we are preparing for the risk of local cases when people return from travel abroad,” says Dr. Linna Li, the organization’s Medical Officer of Health. “The measles vaccine is safe and effective, and is the best way for people to prevent measles.” 

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The Health Unit is running four vaccine clinics for families with kids that are planning to travel within the next three to four weeks. 

If you want to book an appointment to get yourself or your children vaccinated against measles, you can email the Health Unit. 

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