Monmouth County offering free measles vaccine

measlesThe Monmouth County Health Department will offer a free measles vaccine clinic for Monmouth County residents on Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at their office located at 3435 Highway 9, Freehold.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of 10 people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.

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Posted: February 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Health Department | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County offering free measles vaccine

Christie’s vaccine comments may hurt as much as help in Iowa 2016 race

assetContentTRENTON — By calling for “balance” on the issue of vaccinations, Gov. Chris Christie stepped into a political minefield where it’s unclear whether he’d win over as many potential presidential primary voters as he could lose, experts say. On one hand, two of the first three early primary states have among the lowest measles vaccination rates… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »