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Amid Measles Outbreak, People Are Getting Long-Delayed Vaccines

People, including some teenagers, are getting their first vaccinations amid a measles outbreak in 10 states, NBC News reported.

Eighteen-year-old Mayci from Augusta, Georgia, said her mother raised her to believe “vaccines are bad, this is something we don’t do,” but changed her mind after going on Reddit for advice when she heard about the outbreak.

Georgia is one of 17 states that allows students to attend school with non-medical exemptions from vaccinations. Experts believe measles outbreaks are linked to the anti-vaccine movement, but the recent one has spurred people to get vaccinated.

This January, health officials in Washington state saw a more than 400 percent increase in measles immunizations compared to last year.

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Source: NBC San Diego

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