Campus Message Regarding Measles Awareness and Vaccination
April 29, 2019
To the Campus Community,
The CDC, as well as the Maryland Department of Health has confirmed as of April 19, 2019, that there are now four cases of measles in Maryland. The cases are confined to the following zip codes: 21209, 21209 and 21215. No cases have been reported in Wicomico County or the Student Health Center.
“While the outbreak is currently localized to a small area of the state, the best way to prevent measles in Maryland, or anywhere people might travel, is through vaccination,” said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Frances B. Phillips, RN, MHA. “We continue to encourage all Marylanders to get vaccinated or check with their health care providers to ensure they and their families are up-to-date on vaccinations.”
The Centers for Disease Control has issued an official health advisory regarding the multi-state measles outbreak, which began in southern California in December 2014, and more details about the Measles Outbreak can be found here. For more information, visit the CDC website.
Salisbury University Student Health Services requires ALL students to provide proof of proper measles immunization. In addition, Student Health Services offers the measles vaccine. If you are unsure of your vaccination status or you would like more general information, please contact our office at 410-543-6262. Students can also check their immunization status on the secure student health portal.