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Measles Information


  • Measles is eliminated in Canada but cases can occur from international travel by unvaccinated individuals.

  • Global measles surge and lower vaccination rates in Canada increase the risk of imported cases.

  • Spring Break travel heightens the risk of measles transmission, especially among unvaccinated children.

  • Two doses of measles vaccine are strongly recommended, ideally two weeks before international travel.

Resources for Individuals and Families

19 to Zero has partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada to provide an educational campaign on MMR for parents. Learn more about the protective benefits of the MMR Vaccine against Measles for you and your child.


Why should your child get the MMR vaccine?


Protect your child's brain development.

Measles, mumps, and rubella can cause deafness,  encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and meningitis.


Protect your child’s lungs.

Measles can cause pneumonia 
and respiratory failure in severe cases.


Protect your child’s future fertility.

 Mumps can cause subfertility and infertility and rubella can cause severe birth defects if caught during pregnancy.

I'll be travelling internationally, what do I need to know?

Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of being infected when they travel internationally.

A level 1 (practise health precautions) travel health notice for measles is currently in place for all countries. It provides recommendations to people in Canada on how to protect themselves from measles when travelling, including making sure that their routine vaccinations, including measles, are up to date.

From the Public Health Agency of Canada,

updated 2024-02-23​

For Organizations and HCPs

Are you looking to launch a vaccination education campaign?


19 to Zero has successfully executed a targeted social media campaign tested and informed by parents. We're excited to offer this proven 'campaign-in-a-box' solution to other organizations looking to promote MMR vaccination in their jurisdictions. This ready-to-deploy package comes with all the tools and insights you need to amplify your message.

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