Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.
New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show there are more cases of measles this year in the United States than any other year since 1996.
“It is really important, as parents, if you have fears for your kid’s safety, for those fears to be rational,” SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller says.
About 90 percent of the cases this year were un-vaccinated.
Outbreaks have been reported in Minnesota, Utah, Pennsylvania and Florida.