Doctors urge parents to vaccinate children during measels outbreak

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ROCKFORD (WREX) – With the measels outbreak hitting several states across the country, including Illinois, doctors are urging parents to get themselves and their children vaccinated.

“Outbreaks are serious, because it can cause complications, especially in the younger folks five years or younger,” says OSF Medical Group Family Physician Muhammad Habib.

Measels have symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and rash.  OSF Medical Group says while getting vaccinated is key, it add doctors constantly battle skeptical parents to due misinformation about the MMR vaccine.

“There may be some misconceptions or misbeliefs that some people have developed from old studies that linked vaccines to autism and other issues,” says Dr. Habib.  “And they were, as you all know, they were not true studies, falsifications were there.”

OSF also says while you should stay informed about measels and the latest outbreak, you should always consult with a family physician.

Mary Sugden

Mary Sugden

Investigative Reporter

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