Canada faces shortage of measles vaccines amid rise in cases, demand

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Canada is facing a shortage of measles vaccines amid a rise in cases across the country and around the world, and an increase in demand.

Remaining doses of the the measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccines are being reserved for public immunization programs, according to reports posted on Health Canada’s Drug Shortages website by Canada’s two suppliers.

Merck Canada and GSK “have advised Health Canada that they are able to fully meet demand for these [routine childhood immunization] programs, which are managed by each province and territory,” an email sent by a spokesperson for Health Canada read.

But people who aren’t eligible for a

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