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Tribune News Service (TNS) – Canada’s opposition city council took another run at the idea of publicly funding plans to reverse what was seen as the largest measles outbreak in Toronto’s history.
The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Public Health announced a plan last week to give students at risk three weeks of free vaccinations while building their “immunization community” through parent education.
Earlier this month, Toronto’s mayor and council went ahead with a vote in a recent emergency session to allow the school board to issue the free vaccinations.
The three-week period ended Thursday and Mayor John Tory has returned the vote to the board, saying he wants the Toronto Public Health to set up a program. He is recommending that the board focus on updating its online immunization and vaccination community updates, rather than with the full plan.