Over 45? You Might Need To Get The Measles Vaccine Again.

A woman prepares a syringe at a vaccination point against measles

Think you're safe from a measles outbreak because you were vaccinated as a kid? Think again - if you're over the age of 45 you might need to get vaccinated again.

Doctors say older measles vaccines weren't as effective as modern ones.They recommend that anyone born between 1957 and the early 1970's get re-vaccinated if traveling overseas, or to a part of the U.S. that has seen a recent measles outbreak - including New York, Texas, Washington, and Illinois.

More information on recent outbreaks can be found at the CDC's website cdc.gov.

Have you thought about getting re-vaccinated?

What do you think of the 'anti-vax' movement? Is it responsible for the recent measles outbreaks?

Check the video below to learn more about measles.

 

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