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Pediatrics Dr. Andrea Mertz in Measles Vaccination Article

The Boulder Daily Camera recently published an article on the measles vaccinations for children, explaining that a recent CDC report found that Colorado kindergartners had the lowest vaccine rates for measles, mumps and rubella in the country — 81.7 percent — in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data.

Boulder Medical Center’s Dr. Andrea Mertz provided input for the article, adding that the recent Disneyland outbreak has provided a way to start the conversation with parents who may have questions about the vaccine or are hesitant about it.

“Part of what is tricky with some of these vaccines is they work so well,” she said. “People haven’t seen measles. They haven’t seen polio. It’s really hard to convince someone that something can be really awful and fatal when they’ve never seen it.” Read the whole article at the Daily Camera here.