Adults between 30 and 60 should ask doctor about measles booster

Megan Meller, an infection preventionist at Gundersen Health System , said that people born before 1960 have measles immunity from exposure and those born around 1989 have the current vaccine.

But Meller said those born in the in-between years should talk to their healthcare provider about if they need a booster shot.

The vaccine had gotten rid of the Measles in the U.S., but that has changed recently.

“It wasn’t eliminated from other counties, so we [get] re-exposures when you have travelers coming from these other countries and then they were around individuals who weren’t vaccinated , ” said Meller .

Pregnant women can’t get the vaccine, so patients will need to talk with their doctors about getting booster shots before getting pregnant.

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