The Measles Vaccine required for all Active Duty service Members

by U.S. Army Garrison Casey
U.S. Army

There has been one reported case of Measles here in Dongducheon at the International school.

Measles is a viral illness most commonly seen in the children that causes high fevers, runny nose, red watery eyes, cough, and a red rash on the skin. Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing. Also, measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed.

We are asking that everyone please ensure that you as well as any dependents are vaccinated against Measles. The Measles Vaccine is a requirement for all Active Duty service Members.

If you suspect that you are displaying any of these symptoms please call the 24/7 Bilingual Medical Advice Line DSN: 737-BMAL (2625) or by cell phone: 0503-337-BMAL (2625).

If you are unsure that you have been vaccinated, please contact Public Health Nursing at 010-9465-0272 Monday – Friday 0900-1630.

If you are currently Active Duty or Prior active duty, you have been immunized.

If you are a U.S. DOD Civilian or Contractor you have been immunized.

Our main focus is spouses and children who may have not been vaccinated because of parental beliefs. Also ensure that any family members that may visit the area get vaccinated before traveling here.

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