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MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s.

Eric Risberg

measles vaccine

MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s.

Eric Risberg

Are you up to date on your measles, mumps and rubella vaccine?

Fifty-three measles cases have been reported in the Chicago area, and officials are asking residents to make sure they’re up to date on their vaccines.

MMR — the modern combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella — provides stronger, longer-lasting protection against measles than the stand-alone measles vaccine typically given in the U.S. in the early 1960s.

Eric Risberg

   

The first measles case in suburban Cook County has been confirmed bringing the total number of cases in the Chicago area to 53. Most of the cases originated in a migrant shelter in Pilsen. Since the first case was reported, the city has vaccinated over 5,000 migrants in efforts to slow the spread.

City officials are also looking to city residents to make sure they’re up to date with their measles, mumps and rubella vaccines. The question is: How do you know if you’re up to date?

Reset checks in with a health professional to learn more about measles and talk about best practices to find your vaccine records and keep track of them in the future.

GUEST: Dr. David Nguyen, pediatrics and infectious disease specialist at RUSH University Medical Center

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