Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles Transcript

Get Vaccinated and Prevent Measles video

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Measles is still common in many parts of the world.

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Not protected against measles? Anyone who is not protected, through past infection or vaccination, is at risk of getting the disease, especially when traveling abroad.

[Images: traveler sitting at window on moving airplane; plane leaves US and flies over Europe; traveler uses camera with images of Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Colosseum in background; plane flies back from Europe to US] Unvaccinated travelers bring measles to the U.S. from other countries…

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… and it can spread.

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This happens every year, and it puts people at risk.

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It puts babies at risk because they are too young to get the vaccine.

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It puts children and adults at risk who don’t have strong enough immune systems to get the vaccine.

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But you can protect yourself, you family, and your community with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, especially before traveling internationally.

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At your next appointment, ask your doctor if everyone in your family has received all recommended doses of MMR and other vaccines for best protection. People 6 months and older should be protected against measles before leaving for international trips.

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Get vaccinated and prevent measles.

For more information, visit
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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