Measles awareness

This item appears on page 52 of the June 2019 issue.

Due to a worldwide increase in the number of measles infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that anyone who received an inactivated (killed) measles vaccine in the years 1963 through 1967 be reinoculated, since that vaccine may have been ineffective.

Anyone born before 1957 is presumed to be effectively immune, since a person born before that year was likely infected by and survived the disease.