If you know you have been exposed to someone with measles, call Public Health at 530-552-3929. Additionally, you can call your Healthcare Provider and let them know that you have been exposed to someone who has measles. Your doctor can:
- Determine if you are immune to measles based on your vaccination record, age, or laboratory evidence
- Make special arrangements to evaluate you, if needed, without putting other patients and medical office staff at risk
If you are not immune to measles, the MMR vaccine or, for persons at high risk for measles complications, a medicine called immune globulin may help reduce your risk of developing measles. Your doctor can help to advise you and monitor you for signs and symptoms of measles.
If you do not get MMR or immune globulin, you should stay away from settings where there are susceptible people (such as schools, hospitals, or childcare facilities) until your doctor says it's okay to return. This will help ensure that you do not spread measles to others.