This image shows a Sector Health Nurse, as she was administering measles vaccine in the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, in 2011. The photograph was submitted by Indian Field Epidemiology Training Program (IFETP) resident, Tony Fredrick.
“Measles is still common in other countries. The virus is highly contagious and can spread rapidly in areas where people are not vaccinated. Worldwide, an estimated 20 million people get measles and 146,000 people die from the disease each year—that equals about 400 deaths every day or about 17 deaths every hour.”
”There are two options for protecting children who are 12 months through 12 years old against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella (chickenpox):
- Getting two shots: Shot 1 - the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, Shot 2 - the varicella vaccine
- Getting one shot: the measles, mumps, rubella, AND varicella (MMRV) vaccine, contained in one injection”
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