Physicians' Update

Recent Articles (May 2023)

Pre-Travel Vaccine Options: Measles and more

  • Children 6-11 months of age travelling to areas of concern for transmission are eligible for a measles vaccine but must still receive their routine primary series after 12 months.
  • Adults travelling to areas of concern for measles are eligible for a second dose of measles vaccine if not received previously.
  • Children and adults may benefit from other vaccines for travel that may be covered by private insurance.

Read "Pre-Travel Vaccine Options: Measles and more"

COVID-19 Update

  • COVID-19 booster recommended for high-risk individuals this Spring, provincial announcement.
  • Ottawa public Health’s COVID-19 page for health care professionals offers vaccine information and how to support your patients to become vaccinated.
  • Your patients can visit Ottawa Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine webpage for information on frequently asked questions.

Read "COVID-19 Update"

Professional Development and Resources

  • Free webinar, Lyme Disease: An update for 2023 (French only). May 31st, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET. From the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Francophone Affairs. Speaker: Dr. Alex Carignan, MD, MSc, FRCPC.
  • What is Pertussis?”. New poster to encourage vaccination against vaccine-preventable disease, from Immunize Canada.

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