UVA Med Ctr. Recommends 2nd Measles Vaccine for Some
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The University of Virginia Medical Center is recommending you get a second measles vaccine if you haven't already.
However, this only applies to people in certain scenarios.
One of these circumstances is if you're traveling internationally or to somewhere that's had recent measles outbreaks, another is if you're a health professional, and a third situation is if you're a college student.
But again, this is only necessary if you've only ever received one measles vaccine shot in your entire lifespan.
"Given what's occurring with measles in the United States over the last six months or year, there is an appropriate rising concern about measles in the United States," Dr. Costi Sifri of the UVA School of Medicine, said.
Health professionals say people born before 1957 should be immune to the disease.