National Services Scotland logo


Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Measles in Canada (Update)

02 Mar 2015

Further measles cases continue to be reported from Canada. Toronto Public Health has recently confirmed their 10th case, making a total of 18 confirmed cases in the province of Ontario. The province of Quebec in east-central Canada has reported 19 confirmed cases.

Advice for Travellers

It should be confirmed that children have received their recommended doses of MMR at 12-15 months of age and again pre-school around 3 years 6 months, while unimmunised adults who have not had the disease themselves may consider vaccination if thought to be at risk. Two doses of MMR vaccine are required to give adequate protection.