People will be triaged (checked) before entering to make sure they are not sick.
Another free measles clinic will be offered today in Rockland County as the outbreak of the virus continues to grow.
Eleven new cases of measles have been diagnosed in a Brooklyn neighborhood, the city Health Department said Friday.
From Jan. 1 to October 6 this year, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded 71 suspected cases of measles.
If you visited AFC Urgent Care at 1667 E. Main St. Duncan, SC on Sunday, Oct. 14 between 9 a.m. and noon or MEDcare Urgent Care at 301 E. Wood St. Spartanburg, SC on Saturday, Oct. 27 between 4 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., please contact the Spartanburg County Health Department at 864-596-3337.
"We continue to encourage everyone to be up-to-date with the MMR vaccine to help protect them in case of any future exposure to measles in Rockland".
"In 2018, 124 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states and the District of Columbia".
If you are unsure if you are immune to measles, contact your healthcare provider. "Two doses of measles vaccine are about 97 percent effective in preventing measles", said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist.
The Department of Health is considering this an outbreak of measles in the community.
But as for the additional 15 schools, the students will be allowed to return if they get their MMR shot. This second MMR vaccine will count for school entry.
All three cases are children who are unvaccinated, not of school age and do not attend daycare. Since August 1990, college students have also been required to demonstrate immunity against measles.
Measles can cause serious illness such as pneumonia and encephalitis, and even miscarriage or premature birth in pregnant women.
Anyone who has not been vaccinated for measles or has not had measles is at risk of contracting the disease. About one out of four people who get measles will be hospitalized. Symptoms like a runny nose and dry cough are usually common usually about 2 weeks after exposure.