Measles is totally vaccine preventable. It was eliminated in the United States in 2000 thanks to widespread vaccination. Now it’s making a comeback, and already in the U.S. this year there have been nearly 900 confirmed cases. Why is measles making a comeback despite the fact it was eliminated just 19 years ago?
Misinformation about the safety and efficacy of the MMR and MMR-V vaccines have been widely distributed, and have been greatly amplified since social media made it possible to share content to the masses without first vetting sources. But misinformation is only one piece of the puzzle — there are also many people who believe they are immune who aren’t because of weakened vaccine doses, not enough vaccine doses, or poor medical history. Learn more about how to stop measles from the infographic below.
Measles – How To Stop The Outbreak:
Infographic by – e7 Health