BC Liberal Leader Wilkinson calls for PEP program to prevent measles outbreak

Andrew Wilkinson

BC Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson is calling on Health Minister Adrian Dix to immediately implement a free, effective, and zero-risk program to stop measles in its tracks.

“Free administration of the MMR vaccine to any child exposed to measles is safe and effective, and is known as Post Exposure Prophylaxis,” said Wilkinson. “PEP has been widely recognized as safe and effective for more than 30 years.”

Wilkinson, a medical doctor, says the program would immediately provide the measles vaccine to any BC child who wants to avoid the risks and misery of measles.