As most of you already know, the past few months have been plagued with measle outbreaks throughout Canada. Both BC and Ontario have been hit with these outbreaks, with BC alone seeing 20 cases of the measles since the beginning of this year. Of course, since measles isn't naturally occurring in Canada as it is in other countries, one of the main reasons for this outbreak is non-vaccination. UNICEF has reported that Canada's number of unvaccinated children rank in the top in the world between 2010 and 2017.\nAccording to UNICEF over 169 million children around the world have missed out on their measles vaccine in the past eight years which has unfortunately helped contribute to outbreaks worldwide and here in Canada. Canada ranked number 7 out of 10 for the top countries with unvaccinated children with 287,000 children who did not receive their first measles vaccine dose.\nThe United States ranked first on the list with over 2.5 million children who did not receive their first measles vaccine dose. While France came in second with over 600,000 unvaccinated children.\nUNICEF confirms that these mass amount of children who are not receiving their proper vaccinations in high-income countries have created a pathway for measle outbreaks that are hitting several countries around the world today, including Canada.\nView this post on Instagram Measles are coming back! We currently have an outbreak in the U.S. “The longer these outbreaks continue, the greater the chance measles will again get a sustained foothold in the United States.” If you had been diagnosed with measles, give us a call at 800-510-4003 or visit us at www.accessclinical.com to get started! Eligible donors can donate plasma twice per week and get up to $1,000 a week. #measlesoutbreak #measles #measlesvaccine #getvaccinated #accessclinical A post shared by Access Clinical (@accessclinical) on Apr 25, 2019 at 4:17pm PDT\nThese outbreaks have continued to worsen and UNICEF estimates that in 2017 nearly 110,00 people, mostly children, died from the measles, which was a 22% increase from the year prior.\nUNICEF is warning that two doses of the measles vaccine are needed to protect your children from this preventable disease that has too often become life-threatening. However, many children often receive only one dose of the vaccine, while 67% of children receive the essential mandatory shot.\nView this post on Instagram Have you been fully vaccinated against measles? Were you born after 1966? Free measles vaccine for adults. 💉💉 A new adult vaccination program has been announced for Western Australians born in or after 1965 who have not already received two doses of measles-containing vaccine. Book in to see your doctor to get your free vaccine. 👨⚕️👩⚕️ Call our friendly team on (08) 9797 4777 or (08) 9724 3311 to discuss or to arrange an appointment. 📞☎️ A post shared by Eaton Medical Centre (@eatonmedicalcentre) on Apr 1, 2019 at 11:42pm PDT\nWith Canada being highly ranked on the unvaccinated list, it's not surprising that measles is becoming a bigger issue here.\nJust this month, Narcity reported on a newly confirmed measle outbreak in Ontario. Ottawa public health confirmed that a case of measles had been confirmed within the city, from someone who had been travelling, and people who visited certain locations throughout the city were also at risk of contracting the infection.\nBack in February, a concerned mother from BC started a petition to call for mandatory vaccines in BC, with certain medical exemptions. So far, multiple Vancouverites have seen the seriousness of the situation and the petition has gained over 49,000 signatures.