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Doctors encouraging measles vaccination

Posted at 2:12 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 15:12:56-04

Dr. Lyn Ranta, associate chief medical officer of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, discusses what you need to know about measles and how to protect your family.

With the recent rise in measles cases across the U.S., including in neighboring states, it’s important to get the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella), doctors are recommending.

Some people think of measles as just a little rash and fever that clears up in a few days, but measles can cause serious health complications, especially in children younger than 5 years of age, according to Ranta.

To confirm if your child has received both required doses of MMR, you can call your pediatrician’s office or visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry online at