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Phone Line for Measles Vaccination Inquiries (Eastern Zones)

Public Service AnnouncementsEastern-RuralEastern-Urban
Posted: March 26, 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services advises the public that due to an increase in measles cases globally, it is recommended that individuals review their measles immunization status and seek updates, as required, particularly before international travel.

Individuals in the Eastern-Urban and Eastern-Rural Zones can contact the Vaccine Review Intake Line at 1-877-752-8171 for public inquiries about Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine eligibility and appointment requests.

When calling the Vaccine Review Intake Line, please leave a message with the following information:

  • Current First, Middle and Last Names
  • Childhood Last Name
  • MCP
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Telephone Number

Please note this internal line has a secure voicemail that will be monitored by health-care staff. NL Health Services thanks the public for their patience as we are experiencing a higher than normal call volume. Calls will be returned as quickly as possible.

Individuals in the Central, Labrador-Grenfell and Western Zones who have questions about MMR vaccine eligibility and appointment requests are asked to call their local public health clinic/community health office. For contact information, please refer to your zone’s website: Central, Labrador-Grenfell and Western.

Measles-containing vaccine

The provincial government is currently providing the following recommendations to those who are travelling outside Canada, particularly to areas where measles is known to spread or to an area where there is a measles outbreak:

  • Infants six to 12 months of age, should receive one dose of MMR vaccine prior to travelling. These children will still need to be vaccinated with MMR at 12 and 18 months of age.
  • Individuals born in or after 1970 should ensure they have had two doses of a measles-containing vaccine prior to traveling.
  • Individuals born before 1970 should ensure they have had one dose of a measles-containing vaccine prior to traveling.


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