Much news of late has focused on the benefits that children realize from immunizations. There are important vaccines that older adults should be aware of, too.
As the measles outbreak continues to grow in Clark County, Washington, and other cases emerge globally, Kristina Adams Waldorf, a UW Medicine obstetrician, is warning people susceptible to measles to avoid traveling to those areas.
Is it true that vaccinations increase antibodies and provide herd immunity?
If you have measles, you can transmit it to someone before you show any symptoms. That's why doctors are urging people to get vaccinated: to protect not only themselves but others, too.
It's still flu season, and Washington state is also now facing a measles outbreak.
Washington state is under a state of emergency as there are 35 reported cases of measles as of Jan. 27.
In the first five months of 2014, measles cases reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have exceeded those reported in all of 2013.
Katie McCabe, a grad student in UW’s School of Public Health, highlights the rationale for immunizing infants and children early in life.