In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Michigan, state health officials have confirmed 22 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019. Oakland County has 21 cases and one case was a Wayne County resident. Infected individuals range in age from 11 to 63.
The outbreak that began earlier this month is linked to an ill traveler from Israel who visited Oakland County from March 6-13, according to local media.
Vaccinations are offered at the Oakland and Wayne County health departments:
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
The Oakland County Health Division is also offering vaccination clinics March 27-29 at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 West 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.
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.
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