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Measles Prevention Information
Measles Prevention Information
Posted on 01/30/2019
Measles Prevention Information

Measles Prevention Information

There is an outbreak of measles in Washington State with most cases in Clark county and one in King county.  While no cases have been reported in our schools or in Jefferson County, we are communicating to help prevention efforts.

Individuals who are not vaccinated for measles are encouraged to make an appointment with their primary care provider or contact the Jefferson County Public Health Department at 360-385-9400 or visit their website for more information: jeffersoncountypublichealth.org.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Please do not send your child to school if they exhibit these symptoms, and call your doctor or the health department. Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. You can make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

1/30/19