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Utah health officials concerned about potential measles outbreak, encourage vaccination

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Health officials in Utah are worried about the potential for a measles outbreak in the state.

As of April 11, there were 121 reported measles cases in 18 jurisdictions across the country. Utah had 58 cases in total during all of 2023.

Currently, 85.3% of Summit County residents are vaccinated, 5% below the safe level considered by health officials. Health officials encourage those who are not vaccinated to get vaccinated regardless of age.

Health officials in Summit County are offering MMR vaccines for everyone. Some insurances are also accepted for children and adults. To schedule an appointment or to find your immunization records, visit immunize.utah.gov.

As of April 11, 2024, there are no measles cases in the state of Utah.

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