Do You Need a Measles Shot?

Amid the 2019 resurgence of measles in the U.S., several readers in their 50s and 60s asked us if they should get vaccinated, especially if they couldn’t remember having had measles or getting the vaccine previously. While the uptick in cases of measles have significantly decreased since then, our advice remains the same. If you […]

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