Measles Outbreak In California

Of the nine who contracted measles, six were not vaccinated against the disease, including two who were too young to be vaccinated.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the state’s Department of Public Health, reiterated that the best way to prevent measles (which is highly contagious) and its spread is to get vaccinated.

There are those for whom the measles vaccine is contraindicated — usually children with low immunity and compromised immunity systems.

Contrary to what some advocates and parents claim, reputable studies have proven repeatedly that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism.

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