Lake County, Indiana – Health Department Responds to Measles Outbreak with Free Vaccinations


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Lake County, Indiana – In a critical health response to a measles outbreak, the Lake County Indiana Health Department has announced the setup of free vaccination clinics across multiple locations. 

According to the department’s Facebook post, individuals under one year old are eligible for the MMR vaccine on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 3 PM to 7 PM CST. This initiative comes as the county faces its first measles case in five years, with an emphasis on the low risk to the general public. 

Vaccination locations include the Gary Health Department at 1145 W. Fifth Ave., Gary; the East Chicago Health Department at 100 W. Chicago Ave., East Chicago; and the Jean Shepard Community Center at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr., Hammond. Health officials urge the community to take advantage of this opportunity to protect against the highly contagious disease, which has seen a resurgence in various regions. 


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