Some Fifty-Somethings May Want To Update Measles Vaccine

Some Fifty-Somethings May Want To Update Measles Vaccine

5:06pm Apr 26, 2019
Steve Sierzega receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. The county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a local state of emergency over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting roughly 700 measles cases in 22 states. That’s the greatest number the U.S. has seen since measles was eradicated in this country nearly 20 years ago. Today, the agency is warning that some adults who received the measles vaccine between 1963 and 1967 may not be protected from the contagious illness.

As WFDD’s David Ford reports, those individuals may want to consider getting a second shot. He spoke with Dr. Chris Ohl, Professor of Infectious Disease at Wake Forest Baptist Health. 

 

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