Measles– What Early Childhood Programs Should Know

Childhood diseases can cause children pain and discomfort, and also lead to doctor visits, hospitalization and even death. Vaccinations are the best way to protect young children from 14 serious diseases, including measles. The Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care consider it critical that children in early childhood programs are vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immunization recommendations.

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