Immunizations and public health: A resource guide

In 2000, the United States claimed victory against childhood diseases, eliminating measles and making other diseases extremely rare. Now, measles and other dangerous diseases are re-emerging in large part due to declining vaccination rates.

From Jan. 1 to March 7, 2019, 228 cases of measles were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In March, Rockland County, N.Y., declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak. Measles is highly contagious and can become deadly.

The rise of measles and other dangerous diseases is a global health crisis, and nurses and health professionals are on the frontlines. We have put together these shareable resources to help our members and allies educate themselves and their communities about this public health crisis.  

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