What to know about measles and vaccinations | ASK A DOCTOR

February 22, 2015 11:01 PM

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If you’ve paying attention to the news lately, vaccinations—and more specifically measles—have certainly been in the forefront of the discussion. Following a recent confirmed case of measles in King County, now is a good time to share what we know about vaccinations, and why it is so important for everyone to receive them.

Vaccinations protect you, your family and your community from serious diseases such as measles, whooping cough and hepatitis, to name a few. Avoiding vaccinations not only puts you at greater risk of disease, it puts the entire community at risk. For vaccinations to work effectively, everyone needs ...

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