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Over 45? You Might Need To Get Another Measles Vaccine. Here’s Why.

If you think you’re safe from a measles outbreak – because you were vaccinated as a kid:  Think again.

If you’re over 45, you might need to get vaccinated again.  Doctors say older measles vaccines weren’t as effective as modern ones.

They recommend that if you were born between 1957 and the early 1970’s, you should get re-vaccinated.  Also, do it if you will be traveling overseas, or to a part of the U.S. which has seen a recent measles outbreak – including New York, Texas, Washington (and here, in Illinois).

More information on recent outbreaks can be found at the CDC’s website:  http://www.cdc.gov.  We owe it to each other, to all keep safe.

I have been re-vaccinated, because my doctors determined that my old vaccine was no longer apparent in my system.  They only discovered it because I was about to give birth to my second child.  It’s incredibly important to make sure this vaccine is up-to-date, if you’re building your family.  ~ Mo

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