Measles vaccination schedule details

Advisory Alert

February 6, 2015

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For all reporting, inquiries or comments, please contact:
Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 301; after hours 705.688.4366.

February 6, 2015

This Advisory Alert provides reminders regarding the use of measles vaccine. It supplements the information shared in the February 4, 2015 Advisory Alert, Measles Activity in Toronto.

Adults born before 1970 are generally presumed to have acquired natural immunity to measles; however, some of these individuals may be susceptible. As per the current publicly funded immunization schedule, all Ontarians, regardless of date of birth, are eligible for two doses of measles-containing vaccine based on the health care provider’s clinical judgment and the needs of the patient. A second dose of measles-containing vaccine is particularly recommended for adults in the following groups:

For additional information on measles virus and the management of suspect measles cases please refer to the February 4th Advisory Alert entitled Measles Activity in Toronto as well as Public Health Ontario’s Measles in Ontario: Update for Clinicians.

We will continue to share updates with you as they become available. Thank you and please contact my office should you have any questions or comments.

P. Sutcliffe, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Medical Officer of Health


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