Montreal: toddlers are not yet adequately vaccinated against measles

Montréal: Toddlers are not yet adequately vaccinated against measles


Children aged six and under would not have optimal measles vaccination coverage in Montreal, which would expose the population to the risk of an outbreak, indicated the Integrated University Health and services (CIUSSS) du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal. 

According to the latest CIUSSS estimates, measles vaccination coverage ranges between 80 and 85% among children under five in mainland France. The target to prevent transmission of this disease, however, would be 95%.

“The immunization schedule for children 6 years of age and younger helps protect them against several serious complications of diseases, such as measles, meningitis, poliomyelitis and whooping cough. It is precisely thanks to vaccination that many of these diseases have almost disappeared in Quebec”, recalled the CIUSS in a press release.

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A new information campaign on the regular vaccination of young children has thus been launched by the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal.

Montreal parents who wish to make an appointment for the free regular vaccination of their children can do so at