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As misinformation about vaccines grows, many people have questions. And just as doctors are trusted sources of information about other medical issues, they can answer your questions about vaccines as well. If you were having a heart attack or broke your arm, chances are you’d trust a doctor. You can trust your doctor’s advice about vaccines, too.
Dr. Vinita Dubey is an associate medical officer of health with the Toronto Board of Health and an emergency medicine physician. She recorded a podcast recently about vaccines that you can listen to here.
The Ontario Medical Association has a factsheet for its members or members of the general public to use. If you’d like one, you can get a PDF version here.
If after talking with your doctor you’d like more information about vaccines, here are some links you might find useful.

Canadian Public Health Association – History of Public Health
Public Health Ontario – Immunization
World Health Organization – Vaccines
Ontario Ministry of Health – Vaccines and Immunization
Government of Canada – Vaccine safety, surveillance and reporting
CaringForKids: Immunization

More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year, most of them younger than 5

(CNN) As the number of measles cases continued to soar, more than 140,000 people across the globe died from measles last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Most deaths were among children younger than 5, according to WHO.

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Measles outbreak in Samoa kills dozens of children, puts island nation in holiday lockdown

(Reuters) Vaccine coverage was low when measles took hold, WHO says

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50 in the latest flare-up of a global epidemic of the virus.

The vast majority of the dead are children under four years old, according to a government update.

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DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak

(BBC) Measles has killed nearly 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, authorities said, after the disease spread to all the provinces in the country.

Close to a quarter of a million people have been infected this year alone.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says this is the world's largest and fastest-moving epidemic.

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