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Catch Up Pediatric Patients: MMR Vaccine

Catch Up Pediatric Patients: MMR Vaccine

There is a measles cluster in Philadelphia that started with an infant and spread to unvaccinated individuals. It has resulted in now 7 confirmed cases of measles among Philadelphia residents and an index case in Delaware county.

To prevent further spread, review your pediatric patients’ records for MMR vaccine and recall any patients who are not up to date. Consider nurse-only visits to get patients in faster. 

Measles is highly infectious and can be especially dangerous to children under 5, pregnant people, and immunocompromised individuals. CDC recommends children get their first MMR dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 years. 

You can order a free measles flyer below.