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Measles: What you need to know

Post Date:May 20, 2019

As you may have already heard, there have been cases of measles in LA County.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), measles are highly contagious and can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. For this reason, we are providing information on measles and how to protect yourself from it.

Please view LACDPH Measles Fact Sheet where you will find information on:

  • What is Measles?
  • How do they spread?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • Complications they can cause?
  • How is it treated?
  • What can you do to prevent Measles?
  • Where can you go to get vaccinated?
  • What should you do if you think you may have Measles?

View the MMR Vaccine Information Statement. This document reviews why you should get vaccinated, provides information on the MMR vaccine, risks of a vaccine reaction, and individuals who should not get this vaccine.

Again, it is encouraged to speak to your doctor to find the best course of action to protect yourself from becoming infected; whether that will be to receive the vaccine, receive a booster, verify if you have already been vaccinated, or how to protect yourself if you choose not to receive the vaccine. 

For additional information on measles or on any other infectious disease, please visit the CDC website here.