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Measles and Mumps

There there are currently no laboratory confirmed cases of measles or mumps in Medina County.  All residents are urged to review their vaccination status. For information on the outbreaks, please visit the Ohio Department of Health by clicking here. Information and frequently asked questions can be found by clicking here. 

Here are some helpful handouts along with the information below:

MUMPS: Mumps is a contagious disease that is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and is followed by swelling of salivary glands. Anyone who is not immune from either previous mumps infection or from vaccination can get mumps. For information about mumps, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by clicking here.

MEASLES: Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus.While there have been no reported cases of measles in Medina County, the Ohio Department of Health has documented several confirmed cases in other counties within the state.  In response to this suspected outbreak, the Medina County Health Department is recommending that anyone who has not already been immunized, to make arrangements to be vaccinated. 

FOR CHILDREN

The vaccine is usually given as a combination vaccine that provides protection against three viral diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is strongly endorsed by medical and public health experts as safe and effective. In the United States, two doses are recommended for children:

  •  The first dose at 12–15 months of age
  •  The second dose before entering school, at 4–6 years of age

FOR ADULTS

Anyone born during or after 1957 who has not had measles or been vaccinated is at risk and should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine. Two doses are recommended for adults who are at higher risk, such as:

  • College students, trade school students, or other students beyond high school
  • Those who work in a hospital or other medical facility
  • International travelers or those who are passengers on a cruise ship
  • Women of childbearing age

Pregnant women should wait to get MMR vaccine until after they have given birth. Women should not become pregnant for 28 days following the receipt of the MMR vaccine or any of its components.

Contact your primary health care provider to ensure that you and your family members have been fully vaccinated.

The Medina County Health Department’s Health Services Division, located at 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina offers the MMR vaccination to both adults and children. Appointments for can be made by calling 330-723-9688 option 1. For more information about the measles and other immunization clinics, view are agency calendar for dates and times.

For more information about measles, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by clicking here.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

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