BOSTON (CBS) — There are two new measles cases in Massachusetts.

Boston Public Health confirms one case involves a 23-month-old boy from Boston who was vaccinated last year. He had not had the second shot in the series. The boy is back home and recovering.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports.

Health officials say five percent of toddlers can be immune to that first measles shot.

The other case is a teenage boy outside of Boston who was treated in the city.

Health officials say that makes 17 measles cases in Massachusetts this year.

Comments (6)
  1. Jennifer says:

    This is very concerning and likely due to people not having their children receive immunizations. The public health implications of the few who chose not to immunize are quite significant. This disease does not have to harm anyone, yet it will, unnecessarily.

  2. Jean says:

    I think some people have no idea just how serious a disease measles are and how preventable it is. It is absolutely selfish and stupid not to immunize your child or yourself.

  3. Paula says:

    I can understand the fears of many parents about vaccines. If the vaccine manufacturers would have coninued to allow the MMR vaccine to be made split in 3 doses many more children would be vaccinated.

  4. motherof6 says:

    yeah, so what? those individuals can now enjoy natural immunity, for life, and even pass those antibodies along to their children. Why do we fear so much? It was once a childhood rite to get the measles…while it is true a very miniscule percentage will be affected by ADEM or SSPE (neurological complications), we have traded that risk instead for injuring the brain at the rate of 1 in 110 now through vaccination. AKA Autism.

  5. erik says:

    mothero66, yes well said and now they even want to vaccinate our kits for chicken pox. Why because they can make money doing it, not because it is a good idea. having chicken pox is far less risky than getting vaccinated the same probably goes for measles. And don’t expect to find a doctor who will ever admit that, they are firmly in the pockets of big Pharma

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