AMC reminds residents to get measles vaccine



AMC reminds residents to get measles vaccine

The United States has recently experienced outbreaks of the measles in several areas across the country. Currently there have been 2 confirmed cases in Omaha, Nebraska as well as some cases in South Dakota, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Jeri Orstad, RN, Immunization Nurse at the Atlantic Medical Center (AMC), reminds the public of the seriousness of the disease and importance of containing the spread of measles. “Measles is a very contagious disease that infects 90% of people who are exposed and can lead to serious complications. Vaccination is the best way to prevent contracting measles. People who receive two doses of the MMR vaccine will be 99% protected.”

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