Children and adults should be up-to-date on recommended vaccinations, including for measles, amid national outbreak


With measles cases confirmed in 22 states, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton (M.D., M.P.H.) reminds all Ohioans about the importance of children and adults being up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations. Ohio currently has no confirmed measles cases, while the neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan do.
Vaccines stimulate the body’s immune system to protect the person against specific diseases. Some serious and potentially life-threatening diseases that vaccines can help prevent include, but are not limited to, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, chickenpox, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, and flu.
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