The Children’s Clinic is closely monitoring the measles outbreak in Clark County, WA and Multnomah County, OR. Your patience is appreciated as we have increased call volumes and are asking additional screening questions to minimize the risk of exposing clinic patients to a potential measles case.
We encourage all our families to check their children’s immunization status through Portal and contact our office if your child is overdue for their vaccine (1st MMR at 12 months , 2nd / Booster dose of MMR by 4-5 years old). Two doses of the MMR vaccine is nearly 100% effective in measles prevention!
Maternal antibodies provide some protection in infants until 6 months of age. Babies between 6-12 months can receive an early MMR, but it may not be as effective and they still are required to get their two MMRs at 1 & 4 years old- an early one doesn't count toward their required vaccines. If you have concerns that your older infant should receive an early MMR given the current outbreak, please call to speak with your child's physician.
If you are concerned your child has symptoms of measles (fever, cough, red eyes, rash) please check the list of known community exposures https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/measles-investigation and https://multco.us/health-officer/measles-outbreak-winter-2019-oregon-exposures. Additionally, the Oregon Health Authority has a measles info line at 2-1-1 that is staffed seven days a week, form 9am to 5pm. Please tell our staff about any potential exposure so we can help care for your family.
For additional information about measles symptom https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/measles/symptoms-causes/s...
To see the full vaccine schedules for ages birth-6 years old, see: https://www.childrens-clinic.com/sites/default/files/2018%20Recommended%20Immunizations%20for%20Children%20Birth%20through%206%20Years.pdf