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Adults urged to get measles shot as outbreak spreads
Orland Press Register

It’s a good idea to get a measles vaccine as an adult, even if you already received one as a child, medical experts and public health officials said Wednesday.

The vaccine is 99 percent effective, but that can wane over time. Even people who, as a child, received the two doses required by the state might consider getting another booster, said Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine. A blood test can determine whether someone who was vaccinated is still immune.

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