School kids in the Cowichan Valley start their March break Monday, and for a lot of families that means a chance to travel.

Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Hasselback says measles outbreaks – like one linked to Disneyland – serve as a reminder to check your vaccinations.

Hasselback says it’s also a good idea to talk to your doctor about vaccinations that might be needed for specific destinations.

There’ve also been some high profile cases lately of people getting injured or sick in another country and running  up huge medical bills. 

Kathy Allegretto is the manager with Coastal Community Insurance Services in Duncan

Allegretto says travel insurance is a relatively cost-effective way to avoid those worries.