WHY THE MEASLES IS BACK
Measles and rubella had been eradicated in the U.S. until some people stopped having their children get the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, mainly because they believe it causes autism. (Numerous studies have proven there’s no link.) Measles is highly contagious, and the number of outbreaks in the U.S. this year is already the highest since it was considered eliminated.
DO YOU NEED A SHOT? You may no longer have immunity if you were vaccinated between 1963 and 1989, though you’ll generally need a booster only if you live in an area where there’s an outbreak or are traveling to such an area or overseas.