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Measles Case Confirmed in Rockland County

[Spring Valley, New York, October 3, 2018–] Between September 29, 2018 and October 1, 2018, Refuah Health Center (Refuah) treated a patient with a confirmed case of the measles. The patient originated from out of the country and traveled to Rockland County, NY. Refuah is working closely with the Rockland County Department of Health to contain the situation and serve as a Point-of-Distribution for the MMR vaccine. Refuah urges all adults born after 1/1/1957 to check their vaccination records to see if they have received 2 measles or MMR vaccines. For children and individuals who are not immunized or for those who are unsure of their vaccination history, please contact your primary care provider. An MMR vaccine provides the most effective protection against the measles and could provide protection against this exposure or future exposures. With 2 doses, the MMR vaccine can be 97% effective in providing immunity. Refuah is offering vaccinations at all Rockland County locations. For more information, please visit RefuahHealth.org or call 1.845.354.9300.

Measles Announcement