Measles in Greater Boston

Measles in Greater Boston
as of 4/10/2019
 
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that a person was diagnosed with measles in greater Boston on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The measles virus is very contagious and people who have not been immunized and have been exposed are at risk for contracting the disease. 

It is the policy of our practice that patients are vaccinated appropriately for health and safety.  

Please contact your health care provider if you are unsure of your immunization’s status.  If you have delayed your child’s MMR or if yourchild is 6 months or older and traveling internationally, please contact our office to get your child updated with the vaccine prior to travel.

Click for the Statement from Massachusetts Department of Health

Other helpful information:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/measles
https://giving.massgeneral.org/measles-protection-stopping-outbreaks/

 

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