Fraser Health/Victoria – The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.
The program will run from April through June 2019.
Health authorities will deliver the program. The program will be made available in schools to children (from kindergarten to Grade 12), public-health units, community health centres and mobile community clinics in select regions. The program will be delivered similarly with some regional variations. By offering it in schools, public-health units and community health centres, the catch-up program is designed to make it simpler and stress-free for parents to ensure their children are adequately protected from measles. Pharmacists will also be part of the efforts to increase immunization rates.
Fraser Health: Information campaign will include letters sent to the parents or guardians of children missing immunizations with options on how to get immunized. Clinics for all grades in schools and through community centres to take place throughout the region.
First Nations Health Authority: Community health nurses providing enhanced immunization clinics to all school-age children.
Provincial Health Services Authority/BC Centre for Disease Control: Orders and distributes vaccines provincially. Operates the provincial immunization registry. Leads the development of immunization guidelines.
Pharmacists will also be part of the efforts to increase immunization rates.