MMR Vaccinations On The Rise In Dane County

Measles Outbreak Has Swept Across 17 States

Melissa Johnson (CC-BY)

More people in Dane County appear to be getting vaccinated against measles, which has now swept across 17 states.

Wisconsin has not been affected by a nationwide outbreak that originated at an amusement park in California.

The Public Health Department serving Madison and Dane County says vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella are up 38 percent.

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“We were curious if all the publicity was having an effect; if people were feeling like ‘Maybe I should get a measles shot.’ And it looks like that is the case,” said Cheryl Robinson, the immunization program supervisor.

Robinson said that this year, there were 750 more vaccinations protecting against measles, mumps and rubella when compared to this time last year in Dane County.