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Measles - Vaccination Guidelines

With the recent global increase in measle activity, many individuals are asking about vaccination for their children and themselves. Vaccination against measles is the most important factor in the prevention of transmission. Measles cases in Canada are most often associated with travel. Please review your immunization status with your health care provider, ideally prior to any travel. Vaccination guidelines are below.  Please note, this information is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health care provider. Please speak to your physician or nurse practitioner if you have questions. Summerville is following the Peel Public Health guidelines for MMR vaccination.

The MMR vaccine is a vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, abbreviated as MMR. All Ontarians are eligible for two publicly funded doses of MMR based on a health care provider’s clinical judgment and the needs of the patient.

MMR Vaccine Recommendations for Infants and Children
If there is no planned travel.  The routine schedule is recommended, as follows:

With planned travel, Infants:

With planned travel, Children:

MMR Vaccine Recommendations for Adults
For individuals born before 1970:

For individuals born in 1970 or later:

Direction from the Region of Peel: https://www.peelregion.ca/health/professionals/updates/2024/2024-02-22-Measles-Preparedness-Vol-17-No-5.pdf

Posted: March 4, 2024