Measles Cases Top 1000

The CDC reports 1,001 cases of measles in 2019. This is the highest number since 1992 when 2,126 cases were reported. Thankfully there are no new cases in Monroe County. The MMR vaccine is highly effective at preventing the disease. 93% protection after 1 dose and 97% after the second. Currently there have not been any recommendations to change the immunization schedule.