While no measles cases have been identified in Contra Costa County this year, Contra Costa Health Services is taking steps to increase public awareness about MMR vaccination and the spread of the disease.
“Measles is a serious disease,” said Dr. Chris Farnitano, Contra Costa County’s health officer. “It’s critical to get vaccinated, both to protect ourselves and the people in our community who can’t receive the vaccine for medical reasons.”
If you are making travel plans, make sure you are immunized against measles. People planning international travel should ensure they have already received the recommended two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
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