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Recent measles outbreaks have reminded everyone that this virus is still circulating in the world – and that it’s incredibly contagious. In a new public service announcement for March 2020, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to protect their children against measles by getting the measles vaccine.

The 30-second PSA, “Protect Against Measles” is available in English with pediatrician Dr. Anita Chandra at

The PSA is available in Spanish with pediatrician Dr. Andres Cotton at

A series of PSAs will be offered for the calendar year 2020. For more information, contact AAP Public Affairs at or 630-626-6877.


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

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