The measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has heightened public debate about the effect of anti-vaccination sentiment, and what can be characterized as a luxury of choice in the United States. Understandably, much of the dialogue is focused on whether to vaccinate kids. It’s critical to address these issues so we can dispel myths about immunization and reemphasize the important benefits of vaccines. But there is another conversation that we’re not having, one that is equally important to making sure measles outbreaks don’t happen in the United States: how to stop measles outside our borders.
Read more from the Measles & Rubella Initiative Op-Ed, published in the Los Angeles Times, about why the measles outbreaks that matter most aren’t happening here.