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Florida residents, visitors urged to get vaccinated against measles

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Florida Department of Health in all Tampa Bay area counties is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to measles to get vaccinated.

As of April 17, one measles case was reported to the Florida Department of Health. No cases have been reported in the Tampa Bay area.

The MMR vaccine should be received in two doses, with the first at 12 to 15 months of age and the second at 4 to 6 years of age.

According to the Florida Department of Health, adults should be vaccinated with at least one dose of MMR vaccine, with a second dose recommended for those at higher risk, such as international travelers or healthcare workers.

County health departments off the MMR vaccine and you can contact your county’s health office for a list of hours, locations and fees associated with the vaccine.

  • Citrus 352-527-0068 
  • Hernando 352-540-6800
  • Hillsborough 813-307-8077
  • Manatee 941-748-0747
  • Pasco 813-364-5812
  • Pinellas 727-824-6900
  • Polk -863-519-7910
  • Sarasota 941-861-2900

For more information on measles, click here.

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