Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 39 total measles cases statewide since the middle of March.
Since the last update, five additional cases have been confirmed in Oakland County.
Unvaccinated residents, or residents who are unsure of their vaccination status, should get vaccinated.
The Oakland County Health Division is offering vaccination at their offices in Southfield and Pontiac on Monday, 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- North Oakland Health Center, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
- South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
In response to the latest confirmed cases, OCHD is hosting a special measles vaccination clinic open to the public Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road in Southfield. No other vaccines will be available at the clinic. OCHD’s Nurse on Call phone line will be open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, to answer questions. Please call 800-848-5533 or email [email protected].
The Wayne County Health Department offers walk-in vaccination at 33030 Van Born Road, Wayne on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3:30 – 7 p.m. Call 734-727-7101 for more information.
The measles vaccine is highly effective and very safe. A single dose of measles vaccine protects about 95 percent of children, but after two doses, almost 100 percent are immune. You cannot get measles from the vaccine. It is effective within 72 hours of exposure to prevent illness.