There have been some recent conversations regarding an increase in measles cases in places like Philadelphia. We are recommending to our patients the following:
Determine if you are protected against measles. Generally, you are considered protected (immune) if you were:
- Born before 1957, or
- Have already had measles, or
- Have received two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually given as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine)
- Look at your vaccination records or ask your healthcare provider to see if you have already had two doses of this vaccine. You can email, email@example.com for more information.
- Measles vaccine is routinely recommended for patients 12–15 months with a second dose given at age 4–6 years. Infants under 12 months are not eligible for vaccine and are not protected.
If you are protected from measles, you do not have to do anything. Measles vaccine is extremely effective at preventing measles.
If you are not protected from measles, you should receive a dose of MMR vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider to learn how you can get this vaccine by contacting, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unsure if you are protected, please contact our office via Email only as we are regularly monitoring this email and will provide you with guidance within 2 business days