Doctors urge parents to get routine vaccines for kids following pandemic disruptions

Taika Loo, 16 months, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Ottawa, on Nov. 23.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Preventable diseases like measles could follow trends seen elsewhere in the world and spread quickly in Canada due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure … Read more

Measles vaccination rates in Canada have decreased, PHAC says amid global concern – National

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it shares the concerns raised by international health experts this week of the renewed risk of measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases among children. In a statement to Global News Thursday, the agency noted the intake of the measles vaccine in Canada has gone down over the past … Read more

As measles outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from the CDC

CNN — A growing measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened more than a dozen unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We asked the CDC for assistance and they will be sending two epidemiologists at the end … Read more