Georgia Measles Shots

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

The Georgia Department of Community Health says unvaccinated Americans traveling internationally usually catch it and bring it back putting others at risk.

Measles is highly contagious and can transmitted from someone coughing or sneezing near another person.

Some residents say getting vaccinated is the best way to stay protected.

"As a mom to be, safety is my first priority and that's why I agree with the state to get the measles shot for kids, because that's just something I want to avoid," said Danielle Allen.

Officials say possible complications from measles can include ear infection, pneumonia, and neurological complications and death.

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