Monday, March 24, 2014
More About Measles
Fraser Health says 228 confirmed cases, SD33 superintendent responds
Released by Fraser Health/Voice file photo CMO Dr. Paul Buynder
raser Health's Chief Medical Health Officer is pleased that un-immunized people in Fraser East (Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope) are heeding the message about the importance of getting vaccinated and showing up to local clinics, pharmacies and doctors' offices to get immunized against measles.
Since the measles outbreak
was declared on March 8th in low immunized areas of Fraser East,
Fraser Health has been working diligently with schools, community
groups, church groups and medical officials in the region to
investigate the outbreak and institute control measures, including
setting up dedicated immunization clinics in public health and
general practitioner offices and urging people to get vaccinated.
Drop-in Clinics added. See below.
SD33 superintendent Novak reassures parents
Released by SD33/Voice file photo Supt Evelyn Novak
he well-being of our students is of paramount importance to the Chilliwack School District and once we received confirmation of the measles outbreak we began working closely with Fraser Health. Public Health staff are contacting the affected families directly and are working with the school district to minimize further risk to students, staff and families.
Parents can download the information sheet/letter the school district sent out here.
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