Data shows at least 8,500 U.S. schools at greater risk of measles outbreaks as vaccination rates decline

January 30, 2024

Jessica Fichtel can’t understand why her neighbors chose not to vaccinate their kids and, consequently, increased the risk of her son getting measles? 

The Vancouver, Washington, mom struggled every day to keep her then-6-year-old, Kai, alive while he underwent chemotherapy to fight childhood leukemia during the measles outbreak there in 2019.  

“His life would be in grave danger if he would have been exposed to measles and contracted it,” Fichtel said. 

Read more at CBS.

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