WHO Announces More than 117 Million Children at Risk of Missing Out on Measles Vaccines, as COVID-19 Surges

The World Health Organization announced, due to COVID 19 measles immunization campaigns in 24 countries have been delayed.  The number of countries delaying measles immunization campaigns is expected to increase.  The delays in measles immunizations could mean up to 117 million children may not receive the measles vaccine. 

 

Is Measles Here to Stay?

A disease is considered eliminated from a country when it can no longer be contracted within its borders. Losing elimination status would mark a failure of one of the biggest public health achievements in US history.