The issue of immunization for students has been in the news recently, but now there’s a warning for travellers as well, from the health unit that serves Northumberland County.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reminding local residents to make vaccination part of their travel plans.
There have been several recent cases of Canadians becoming sick with measles picked up in other countries, which has prompted Canada’s interim Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, to specifically advise travelers to get vaccinated for measles.
Spokesperson for the health unit Marianne Rock has this reminder.
Rock encourages people to plan ahead – especially to allow extra time if multiple doses of a vaccine are required.