Mukilteo School District statement on measles

Jan 30, 2019

Dozens of measles cases have been announced in Western Washington recently. There have been no reported cases in Snohomish County.

The following is a statement from the Mukilteo School District on measles:

“There has been an outbreak of measles in Western Washington, with cases of the disease diagnosed recently in both Clark and King counties.

“While there have not been any cases detected so far in Snohomish County, we have been notified by the Snohomish Health District that, should there be an outbreak at a school, officials at the health district have the authority to exclude from attending that school any students or staff members who have not been immunized against measles.

“Here are some key messages about the measles:

“It is recommended that a child receive his or her first dose of the MMR vaccine between the ages of 12 and 15 months. The second dose should be received between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.

“If you are not sure whether you have received both doses of the MMR vaccine, you can check at https://wa.myir.net.

“If you don’t think you have received all recommended doses of the MMR vaccine, contact your healthcare provider to get the vaccine or to get a blood test.

“If you think you have been exposed to measles, contact your health care provider as soon as possible. Stay home from work, school, or child care, and don’t go to any public place such as church or the grocery store until you have received further recommendations from your health care provider.

“There is additional information about measles on the school district’s website at www.mukilteoschools.org.”

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