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Given the recent outbreak of measles in California and other states, we wanted to provide you with important information about vaccines. The Missouri Department of Health requires students in public schools to have up-to-date immunizations, including the measles vaccine.
While there have been no recent cases of measles in Parkway Schools, our nurses are monitoring the situation closely and are prepared to respond quickly if a case is reported in our schools.
Additionally, Parkway remains in regular contact with the St. Louis County Health Department and will be notified if any cases are reported in the St. Louis County region.
The health department recommends that anyone born in 1957 or after should contact their health care provider to determine if the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR) is warranted. Those born before 1957 do not need the MMR as they most likely either had an exposure to measles or had the actual disease.
For more information about measles, please click here: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html
For more information about the 2014-15 Missouri school immunization requirements, please click here:
If you have additional questions, please contact your school nurse or Parkway’s Manager of Health Services Lisa Harnacker at (314) 415-5064.