New York state is allowing early vaccination for infants to combat measles outbreaks

As the number of measles cases in the United States has surged, some officials are encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated sooner rather than later. Normally, kids would get their first measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine when they’re about a year old, but given the rise in cases, babies in areas with ongoing measles outbreaks may be able to get theirs earlier in an effort to keep some of the youngest and most vulnerable members of those communities safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday that the number of people infected with measles in the US continues to climb, reaching 704 as of April 26th. That’s the highest case count since 1994, and 2019 still has eight months remaining for that...

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