SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

CDC urges travelers to Germany to get measles vaccine

Due to a measles outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers to Germany be sure they have been vaccinated against the disease.

At the end of March, the Berlin Senate Department of Health and Social Affairs reported more than 950 cases of measles, primarily in Berlin and surrounding areas.

The CDC suggests infants and young children be vaccinated before visiting Germany. Infants 6 to 11 months old should receive a single dose of the measles vaccine, and children 12 months or older should receive two doses. Adults who have not had measles or have not been vaccinated should also get two doses, separated by at least 28 days.

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