Measles vaccinations offered amid Lakewood outbreak
Measles vaccinations were given to members of the Lakewood community after an outbreak in town.
The vaccines were given out at the Lakewood Health Center on Second Street. Adults without insurance were able to get the shots for $20 to $40, but children were given them for free.
Doctors say that getting vaccinated is important due to how contagious measles are.
“Ninety percent of people who are not immune and get into contact with a patients with measles, they’re going to get measles,” says Dr. Gilbert Fleischer.
Health officials say that six people have contracted measles in Lakewood so far and seven cases are under investigation.
Officials say that the outbreak is linked to a Lakewood resident who returned from an overseas trip to Israel.