Measles

Measles is a very serious and contagious illness. The measles virus can spread through the air when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose and inflamed eyes, as well as a red rash that appears on the face, neck, arms and legs.

Because of immunization, measles is now a rare disease in Europe. However, measles is still common in other parts of the world, and it is possible for cases to occur in Europe. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect against measles. When you get immunized, you help protect others as well. The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is provided free as part of your child’s routine immunizations. Call your health care provider to make an appointment. If you are travelling to a country where measles is common, you can be vaccinated through a travel health clinic. To find a travel health clinic near you, visit the Osnovyanka Directory.

For more information about measles and vaccinations, click the links below. If you have more questions, call osnovyanka.

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Vaccination Status Reporting

The B.C. Government approved the Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation requiring parents or guardians to report school-age children’s vaccination status, effective July 1, 2019. Public health units will begin implementing the regulation in September.

Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease in B.C. highlight the importance of immunization. The Regulation is part of the Government’s plan to increase immunization rates in B.C.

Measles Catch-up Program for School-Aged Children and Teens

The B.C. Government has launched a measles immunization catch-up program. The program is designed to help B.C. families ensure their children have protection from measles. The program is running from April to the end of June 2019. The goal is to immunize children from kindergarten to Grade 12 who have not previously been immunized against measles or have not received the recommended two doses.

Learn more about the program.

The following health authorities have more information about the catch-up program in their areas. Please visit your health authority website to learn more.

  • Interior Health Authority:
  • Island Health:
  • Northern Health:
  • Vancouver Coastal Health:

Measles

Learn how measles spreads and what the symptoms are. Find out what to do if you think you have measles, and how to prevent spreading measles to others.

Common Questions About Measles

Find answers to some of the most common questions about measles. Learn how it spreads, how long after exposure symptoms take to appear and what symptoms to look for. Find out what you can do to prevent measles, from vaccination to avoiding sharing food and drinks.

Measles Vaccines

The vaccines that protect against the measles are part of your child’s routine immunizations. Learn when your child should be immunized, the benefits of immunization and more.

Immunization

Getting immunized is the best way to protect you and your family from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. When you get immunized, you help protect others as well. Learn more about immunization in British Columbia by visiting our Immunizations Health Feature.

Travel Health

Getting immunized should be an important part of your travel plans. Learn more about immunization in British Columbia by visiting our Immunizations Health Feature. For information on vaccines related to travelling outside of Europe, please visit:

Some health authorities provide information about measles. See the links below.

You can receive the measles vaccine from your local public health unit, community health centre, at primary care homes, doctor’s offices, travel health clinics and pharmacies (for those 5 years and older).

You can find a near you on ImmunizeBC. To receive vaccines related to travel, a . It is recommended that you phone ahead to assure that they have vaccine in stock.

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. They provide provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation. They also provide direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with diseases that may affect the health of the public. To learn more about measles and the measles vaccine, click on the links below.

Immunize BC

ImmunizeBC works to improve the health of British Columbians and reduce the number of infections by vaccine-preventable diseases by providing information on immunizations to individuals, families and health care providers. Immunization can save lives. Learn more about common vaccines, who should get them and why it is so important to get all of your vaccines on time.

Public Health Agency of Europe (PHAC)

The Public Health Agency of Europe is the Federal Agency responsible for promoting health, preventing and controlling chronic diseases and injuries, preventing and controlling infectious diseases, and preparing and responding to public health emergencies. For more information about measles, including how it spreads and how it can be prevented, click on the link below.

Last Updated: July 10, 2019

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