Reports of measles continue to surface throughout the United States and the world. Here’s what you need to know about measles disease, the MMR vaccine, and considerations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals during an outbreak.
New Video! Who might need to be vaccinated during a measles outbreak?
In this video, Dr. Offit discusses measles, the recent outbreaks, and different measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine considerations for certain populations.
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Measles is one of the most contagious viruses known. The virus contained in an infected person’s sneeze or cough can hang in the air for a couple of hours after the person has left the area. The good news is that the measles vaccine, part of the MMR vaccine, is safe and effective. Because of the recent outbreaks, we wanted to provide an easy way to access our measles- and MMR-related resources.
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Vaccinated or Unvaccinated: What You Should Know
Check out this printable Q&A to learn why some people may not be immunized and what to consider, whether your child is vaccinated or not.