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MASON CITY, Iowa - Just when we thought we were all done with vaccines, public health officials are recommending another one.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year is expected to be one of the worst year measles outbreaks in the U.S. in the last 17 years.
While we’re lucky enough to not have any cases in our immediate area, the number of cases across the U.S. is raising concerns for local health officials.
"We encourage anyone that has not received the vaccine that they seek it out,” said Karen Crimmings, the Cerro Gordo County Disease Prevention & Investigation Service Manager.
She says that this push is to protect our area from being affected by this highly contagious respiratory disease.
The measles vaccine is a requirement for children of all ages heading back to school and getting vaccinated as an adult is equally as important because it will help protect everyone as a whole.
The measles vaccine is available for people of all ages at the Cerro Gordo County public health office.
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