Trump urges Americans to get measles vaccine


The Department of Public Health said hundreds of students and staff at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University (Cal State) had been exposed to a measles carrier earlier this month. "They have to get their shots". Dozens of patients, a lot of them young children, have...

Mr Trump has previously appeared to link vaccines and autism. Kennedy told reporters that Trump asked him to lead a commission on "vaccination safety and scientific integrity". Nearly everyone who has not been vaccinated will get measles if they are exposed to the virus.

Three additional confirmed measles cases have been reported in the metro Atlanta area, bringing the total cases in Georgia this year to six. This includes illnesses reported by state health departments to the CDC through April 19 and therefore does not include cases reported since then.

In the past, Trump has given some support to the anti-vaccination movement, claiming, for example, that heavy doses given to young infants may be linked to autism.

"Autism has become an epidemic".

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Later that year, he clarified that he isn't against vaccinations, but he felt the shots should be administered over a longer period of time.

The MMR vaccine is safe and effective. It has gotten totally out of control.

A UNICEF study found that measles deaths were up by 22% in 2017, and complacency and fear of vaccines were among the factors leading to less vaccinations.

Measles is a highly contagious, serious respiratory disease.