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Why does my child need the measles vaccine?

Measles is still common in many countries—including many African, Asian and European countries. So, measles can easily be brought into the United States by travelers or visitors who are infected. Measles is highly contagious and can spread quickly in areas and communities where people are not vaccinated. Complications from measles can be serious.

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