Fraser Health has announced a series of clinics in New Westminster as part of the provincial Measles Immunization Catch-up Program.
“As cases of measles continue to be identified in the Lower Mainland, we are providing an opportunity for unimmunized and under immunized children to get vaccinated,” said a news release.
The program runs from April through June 2019. Fraser Health is arranging over 150 community and school-based clinics throughout the region to ensure children are fully immunized against the measles virus.
These are the clinics in New Westminster:
New Westminster Public Health Unit, 218-610 - 6 St.
- April 29, May 17 from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
- June 2 and 9 from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Centennial Community Centre, 65 East 6 Street
- May 25 from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Street
- May 11 from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
All students who do not have up-to-date measles vaccinations can be immunized at community-based measles immunization clinics. Some students will be provided the opportunity to receive any missing measles vaccines at school-based clinics, either in their school or a neighbouring school. More information, including a list of community based measles clinics can be found at www.fraserhealth.ca/measlescatchup. The list of clinics will continue to be updated as they are arranged. Students can also be immunized by visiting a family physician or pharmacist.