Measles

We have been getting many questions about  measles, the measles outbreak, and the MMR vaccine.  Currently there are no measles cases in Rhode Island and we would like to keep it that way!  The MMR vaccine is very effective at protecting people from catching measles. Children between 1 and 4 should have received 1 dose of the vaccine (typically given at the 12 month well visit) and children over 4 should have received a second dose of the vaccine (usually given at the 4 year well visit).  Please also see the links below for the CDC information and also the link to a podcast from Dr. Mike at  Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

CDC link

What’s Up with Measles and the MMR Vaccine – PediaCast 431

Finding Care After Hours

We are in the office all day Monday through Friday and in the morning on Saturday and Sunday.  We are always available by phone after hours through our main number.  If your child is ill or injured and needs to be seen outside of those times, we recommend the Hasbro Children’s Hospital emergency room in Providence, RI.  If the issue does not require a hospital, please consider: