According to a recent CDC report, confirmed measles cases in the U.S. have reached a 25 year high. Dr. Marielle Fricchione joins Bill and Wendy to provide some insight into the situation. Dr. Fricchione is the Medical Director of the Immunization program with the Chicago Department of Public Health, and she advises that those born prior to 1957 don’t need a booster, but those born between 1957 and 1989 who are in high-risk demographics (healthcare professionals, working with children, and weakened immune systems), or traveling should seek a booster shot. Dr. Fricchione also touches on other vaccine-preventable ailments, and how to ensure that you and your children are safe from infection. Visit measlesvax.chicago.gov to find a vaccination site near you.
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