By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in American Samoa continues its campaign to vaccinate all school aged children in light of it’s measles outbreak declaration earlier this month.


On December 11, 2019, American Samoa began its campaign to vaccinate all adults with no evidence of MMR vaccine. To date 12,932 MMR doses administered (780 doses to children 6 months to 18 years old; 12,152 doses to adults 19 years and older).

About 98% of children (12 months to 18 years old) with 1st dose of MMR, and 90% of children (4 to 18 years old) have completed 2 recommended doses of MMR.

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American Samoa has reported 10 laboratory confirmed measles cases, with four suspected cases with laboratory results pending–all on the island of Tutuila.

The Outbreak Declaration will be lifted after 2 incubation periods (42 days from 12/7/2019) without another laboratory confirmed case.

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