Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Oh My. Eradication in the US, no more.
With the recent news reports regarding the pockets of measles infections related to visitors at Disney, there have been many questions raised in regards to a childhood disease that was once declared eradicated in the US.
Most if not all of the adult population born after 1957 in the US received 2 doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, those born prior to the development of the vaccine (1957) are assumed to have natural immunity through infection, since Measles, Mumps and Rubella were once a rite of passage in one’s childhood.
The CDC published an excellent Question and Answer page on Measles, please find the link below:
As always, if you are concerned in anyway about your risk in contracting Measles, we are always here to answer questions, simply make an appointment and come on in.
With spring on the horizon, a couple housekeeping items to keep your visit with us as smooth as possible:
We have instituted a 10 minute late arrival policy. This is in response to patient concerns regarding the amount of time they waited to see a provider. Please note, if you arrive 10 minutes or later after your appointment time, you may be asked to reschedule. While we will do our best to accommodate you into the schedule with the provider you were originally scheduled with, we may not be able to due to scheduling constraints and you may be offered an appointment with another provider or at a different location. We are mindful of our patient’s time and hope that this will decrease delays experienced by our patients.
Are you new to us? Coming in for the first time?
We ask all of our new patients to come in at least 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to allow for the collection of all demographic and insurance information. This will insure that your appointment is spent discussing your medical concerns and not completing registration items. We want play an active role in your quest for good health, let’s start off on a good foot.