Posted by heritagepediatrics On October - 8 - 2014

In the US, measles is rising.  Virtually all cases of measles are imported from international travelers who are unvaccinated, bringing measles into communities of undervaccinated individuals.  Measles is fatal around 0.1-1% of the time, and causes brain damage (from encephalitis) in around 1% of cases.  

 

We routinely vaccinate for measles at 12 months and 4 years of age.   

Be aware when you travel…

 

If you are traveling outside of the US, speak with your doctor about ensuring their protection down to 6 months of age.