Confirmed Case of Measles in Oakville
Sheridan was informed today by the Halton Region Health Department of a confirmed case of measles in an Oakville, which has led to potential exposures in Oakville, including Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus, during the period of March 21-29, 2017.
We have been advised that people who have visited any of the following locations may have been exposed to measles:
- Tuesday, March 21, Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, 6 –11:30p.m.
- Thursday, March 23, Sheridan College, including the gym and campus Tim Hortons, 1430 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 23, Walmart (Oakville), 234 Hays Blvd., Oakville, 3:30 – 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 26, Tim Hortons, 2355 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 28, Trafalgar Medical Clinic, including the main foyer, the food court and LifeLabs in the basement, 1235 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 29, Tim Hortons, 2355 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Visitors to these locations during the times noted should do the following:
- Check your immunization records to make sure you and your children have had two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV). Your immunization record (yellow card) or your doctor can provide you with this information. Two doses of measles vaccine are recommended for anyone born after 1969.
- Infants under one year of age, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems can get very ill with measles and should contact Halton Region Health Department or their health care professional immediately for further assessment.
- Watch for symptoms of measles until 21 days after exposure. These include a high fever, cold-like symptoms (cough/runny nose); sore eyes or sensitivity to light; small spots with a white centre on the inside of the mouth; and a red rash lasting four to seven days.
- If you think you may have measles and need to see a doctor, you must call ahead to the doctor’s office, walk-in clinic or emergency department. This will allow health care staff to take the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of infection and protect others visiting the office, clinic or hospital.
Students who require the measles vaccine (MMR) may visit any of the campus Health Centres where the vaccine can be administered by the nursing staff. Prior to administering the vaccine, vaccination history will be reviewed by the nursing staff to determine necessity. Any available vaccination records should be brought to the Health Centre. Anyone unsure of their vaccination status should contact their family doctor or local Public Health department to obtain their records. Anyone unable to get this information may be required to submit a blood sample to check immunity status prior to vaccine administration. Vaccinations and any required blood tests will be provided at no cost to students.
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