Measles Update 2019

UPDATE: 04/10/2019

Please note: The following updates pertain to our patients who reside in Washtenaw County.

Exposure locations are not yet available for the Washtenaw County case and will be provided as more information is learned at washtenaw.org/health.


UPDATE: 04/08/2019

Please note: The following updates pertain to our patients who reside in Wayne County.

On April 01, 2019, the Wayne County Health Department sent out a notice updating MMR guidelines for the 2nd dose stating…

“All children should have had at least 1 dose of MMR at age 12 or after, plus a second dose between the ages of 4 & 6 years. The 2nd dose can be given earlier if it is at least 4 weeks after the 1st dose. Children who receive two MMR vaccines at least 4 weeks apart at any time after the age of 12 months are considered to have completed the MMR series.”

Immunizations are also available through Wayne County Health Department by appointment @ 734-727-7101 or visit www.michigan.gov/measlesoutbreak.


04/06/2019

Please note: The following updates pertain to our patients who reside in Oakland County.

As of Friday evening, the Oakland County Health Department has identified 38 cases of measles. The number of infected people and the case mix has begun to change. This illness is no longer confined to adults but has expanded to children in daycares and schools in neighboring communities. Because of this shift in the types of people infected (more children) and geography, our recommendation regarding early, accelerated vaccination has changed.

As of today, Dearborn Pediatrics recommends that all children living in south Oakland County should accelerate their MMR vaccine. Infants 6-12 months who have not been exposed can receive an MMR early. These infants will still need 2 additional doses of MMR starting at age 1.

Children over the age of 1 who have not yet received their second MMR (typically given at age 4) should receive their second dose early. As long as 4 weeks separates the two doses and the first is given at 12 months of age or older, no further doses will be needed.

Visit oakgov.com/health for a full list of exposure sites and updated information.

Please note: This update does NOT affect or pertain to our children who reside in Wayne County.

We will continue to post updates as needed.
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