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Doctors recommend a second measles vaccine for those born before 1989

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 13:41:43-04

As the number of measles cases continues to skyrocket, some Americans may need to get another measles vaccination.

Before 1989, doctors recommended children get one dose of the measles vaccine.

That changed to a two-dose vaccination in 1989.

So what does that mean if you were born before that year?

And now, local doctors say if you haven’t had that second dose, you should get it.

Hear what else a Driscoll Children’s Hospital doctor has to say about measles vaccinations this evening on KRIS 6 News