Feb 6, 2015 6:14 PM by News Staff
California is experiencing a large outbreak of measles with 99 confirmed cases in the state and although a suspected case in Tehama County tested negative, health officials would like to make sure local children are protected.
The measles vaccine, which is given in combination with mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) is effective and safe. Two doses are recommended for children, with the first given at one year of age and the second between ages four and six. If your child has not received MMR vaccine or has only received one dose, health officials recommend that you contact your healthcare provider for immunizations.
If you don't have medical insurance or if your insurance does not cover vaccines, contact the Tehama County Health Services Agency, Public Health Division offices at 1860 Walnut Street in Red Bluff or 275 Solano Street in Corning for information about getting vaccinated. The public health department is currently offering vaccines for those who need them for only $4.
If you or anyone in your family shows symptoms of measles, call your health care provider right away.
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