Did you receive the measles vaccine a long time ago? You might not be protected



If you think you are safe from measles because you received the vaccine when you were younger, think again.

Health officials warn that if you get the vaccine between 1957 and 1989, you may be vulnerable.

The Detroit Free Press reports that people who were vaccinated then received only one dose, which might not be enough to protect them in the event of an outbreak.

In addition, some people may not be sure of the vaccines they received when they were younger.

Lynn Sutfin, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Health and Social Services, recommended talking to your health care provider to see if your coverage is satisfactory.

Other resources include family, school and military records.

Some states, including Florida, also offer a state registry of online immunization registries.

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