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Measles Information from Wayne County Dept. of Health; There Are Currently NO Cases of Measles at P-CCS

Post Date:04/08/2019 5:12 PM
  • School NameP-CCS Nurses

Wayne County SealImportant information from the Wayne County Health Department regarding measles. There are NO cases of measles identified in the Plymouth-Canton Community School population.

The Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness, Wellness Services Division recently sent this informative letter (PDF) and Measles Fact Sheet (PDF) to provide important information and resources about measles.

Here are some important points to keep in mind: (from the letter)
• Measles is highly contagious. If a case is confirmed in a school or child care center, Wayne County Health Department will assist in reviewing all staff and student vaccination records to determine the risk of further spread.
• Measles is a serious disease. Exposed children and staff who are not fully protected from measles will be excluded for 21 days after their last exposure. This may be extended if there are more measles cases.
• Those excluded from school or child care after a measles exposure are advised to stay home to avoid exposing others in the community.
• Now is a great time for parents, students and staff to review vaccine records and get their vaccines up-to-date.Encourage parents to provide their child's complete, documented vaccination record.
• The measles vaccine (MMR) is very effective. The recommended two doses are approximately 97% effective at preventing measles.