Secretary Azar Reinforces Commitment to Vaccination As Measles Cases Surpass 1,000

The CDC reported earlier this month that the number of measles cases nationwide has now surpassed 1,000.  In response to this report, Health and Human Secretary Alex Azar is reinforcing his commitment to vaccination;

“We cannot say this enough: Vaccines are a safe and highly effective public health tool that can prevent this disease and end the current outbreak. The measles vaccine is among the most-studied medical products we have and is given safely to millions of children and adults each year. Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease. I encourage all Americans to talk to your doctor about what vaccines are recommended to protect you, your family, and your community from measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.”

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