April 15, 2014

 

The recent Health Advisory from Public Health Seattle-King County highlighted a couple of cases of Measles in the

area. SPU has a mandatory immunization policy for incoming undergraduates and incoming International undergraduate

and graduates students. MMR is the vaccine used for prevention of Measles and is part of that policy. At this time less

than 1% of students do not have documented immunity to Measles. These students have a waiver for the immunization

and may be at risk for Measles. Students with a waiver may contact the Health Center to discuss options.

 

If you suspect you were exposed to Measles or develop symptoms of Measles please contact your own health care

provider or the Campus Health Center (206 281 2231).

Links for more information on Measles:

   http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html

   http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health.aspx