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New Policy in Chicago: Second Measles Vaccine Dose for Pilsen Migrant Shelter Children

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Health officials in Chicago implement new policy to curb measles outbreak

The city of Chicago has recently announced a new policy for residents at a Pilsen migrant shelter. According to the policy, all children aged 1 to 5 at the shelter should receive a second dose of the measles vaccine 28 days after the first shot. This decision was made in response to an increase in measles cases among young children at the Halsted Street shelter.

The second dose is aimed at providing additional protection to preschool children until their immunity is fully developed and preventing the spread of the virus to individuals who have not had a second dose of the vaccine. The city has reported a total of 26 measles cases, with 19 of them affecting children under 5, most of which are linked to the Pilsen migrant shelter.

CDPH commissioner Olusimbo Ige highlighted the importance of receiving two doses of the MMR vaccine for children, especially those under 5 who are at higher risk of contracting measles despite receiving one dose. Families are urged to keep these children at home until 21 days after the second dose of the vaccine or 21 days after last exposure if they cannot be vaccinated. Approximately 50 children at the shelter will be impacted by this new policy, all of whom have already received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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By Samantha Nguyen

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