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.
EGP 12+ BOOSTER CLINIC THIS SUNDAY 1/16/22 from 12-2pm
Please call the office this week to schedule your child’s COVID 3rd dose.
If your child is 5 months or more from their primary vaccine series (2 doses) the CDC has recommended a third booster dose.
Vaccine efficacy may wane over time. In follow up studies, a booster dose has been shown to be effective in preventing severe disease. Many vaccines in childhood require booster doses (dTap, Polio, Pnumococcus, meningitis, etc!) Covid is no different.