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APPOINTMENTS:
(907) 562-2944

4001 Dale Street, Suite 213,
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Measles in Alaska

as of 7/19/2019
 

Dear TCC Families,

As I’m sure many of you have already heard, there has now been a confirmed case of measles on the Kenai Peninsula. Because measles is highly contagious, we anticipate additional cases may occur. For specific information on the confirmed case and possible exposure to the infected person, please click here to read the bulletin published by the Alaska Division of Public Health. For more information on the symptoms and complications of measles, please click here to access the CDC page.


Our goal is to keep you and your children safe. MEASLES IS PREVENTABLE. If you and your children are up to date on your MMR vaccine, the risk of contracting measles is very low. The first dose of MMR is usually given at or after 12 months. 95% of people will be protected after only 1 dose of the vaccine. A second “booster” dose is usually given at 4 years, but can be given as early as 28 days after the first dose. In special circumstances (potential exposure, travel to an “at risk” area), the first dose can be given as early as 6 months of age. Numerous studies have shown that MMR vaccine is safe and effective in protecting your child from a potentially devastating disease.


THOSE MOST AT RISK include unvaccinated individuals, children under the age of 12 months (when MMR is usually given), individuals who are immunosuppressed and elderly individuals who may have waning immunity. IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD ARE NOT VACCINATED, WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO NOW. If you have specific questions about your child, please feel free to contact us.


If you are worried your child may have measles, please call our office for specific instructions prior to arriving at our clinic. Please PARTNER WITH US to minimize the outbreak of measles in Alaska!


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