If you received a letter from Vancouver Coastal Health about the provincial measles immunization campaign, and still haven’t had your child immunized with MMR vaccine, you’d want to attend a final drop-in clinic in West Vancouver.
VCH is encouraging those parents to attend the final drop-in clinic on Saturday, June 15, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the West Community Health Centre, 2121 Marine Drive in West Vancouver.
In response to measles cases in British Columbia earlier this year, as well as outbreaks elsewhere in the world, the BC Government launched a provincial measles immunization campaign to increase protection among school age children. The campaign has been running since April and will finish at the end of June.
Two doses of the measles containing vaccine (MMR) given after 1 year of age are over 99% effective in preventing measles. Based on Vancouver Coastal records, the majority of school age children (83%) are already fully protected.
Vancouver Coastal sent out letters to those students whose immunization records are incomplete or indicate the student needs a dose of vaccine. Many families have responded to this letter.
The clinic is meant for families who haven’t responded to the letter. If your child has been immunized by a family physician or at a location outside of Vancouver Coastal Health and you have not already done so, please submit a copy of their records to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you have any questions for a public health nurse, please call 604-983-6859.