Forced measles vaccination not in plans
.C.’s health minister says the government won’t be forcing people to get a measles vaccination despite an outbreak in the Fraser Valley.
Instead, Terry Lake says the government hopes most people heed the advice of health officials and have their children vaccinated to protect other people.
Other provinces have mandatory vaccination policies, but Lake says he’s not sure the B.C. government wants to take that step. There are two confirmed cases of measles and dozens of other suspected cases in a Chilliwack school.
Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy