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MDHHS: 18 Confirmed Measles Cases, Nearly 1,000 Vaccines Given Over Weekend

Health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated.

March 25, 2019 - 9:17 pm

WWJ -- Health officials in Oakland County say they have now confirmed 18 cases of measles in the county since March 13.

Officials announced Monday night that number had grown by 10 since late last week

In addition to the newly confirmed cases, health officials said just under 1,000 vaccines had been given between March 22 and March 24. 

If you were at the following locations on the dates and times listed below, you were at risk of being exposed to measles and still have an opportunity to receive vaccination by March 24. High risk individuals can receive immune globulin treatment within 6 days of exposure.

March 18 – March 21

  • Dovid ben Nuchim, 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park
  • Farber Hebrew Day School, 21100 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield

March 18

  • Berkley Medical Center, 1695 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 7380 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, 9:30 p.m. - Midnight
  • Kravings, 25270 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 9:00 p.m. - Midnight
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department & 6th Floor North Tower: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 2:30 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Medical Office Building: 3535 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Crowne Point Office Building, 25900 Greenfield, Oak Park, After 9:00 a.m.
  • Berkley Urgent Care, 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

March 19

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – 6th Floor, North Tower: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 1:00 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Berkley Urgent Care, 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 20

  • 7-Eleven, Lincoln St., 15350 Lincoln, Oak Park, 9:20 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, All Day
  • Ahavas Yisroel, 25952 Greenfield, Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Kollel Institute of Greater Detroit: 15230 Lincoln St., Oak Park, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Meijer: 5150 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 9:00 p.m. – Midnight
  • Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

March 21

  • Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – Emergency Department: 3601 W. 13 Mile Rd., 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Congregation Yagdil Torah: 17100 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:45 p.m.
  • Dorfman Funeral Home: 30440 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dovid ben Nuchim: 14800 Lincoln St, Oak Park, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
  • Yeshiva Beth Yahuda: 15751 Lincoln Dr, Southfield, 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m.
  • Ohr HaTorah Synagogue: 15150 W. 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 – 5:30 p.m.

March 22

  • Aldi: 26300 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, 1:15 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Berkley Urgent Care: 3270 Greenfield Rd, Berkley, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Congregation Shomrey Emunah: 25451 Southfield Rd, Southfield, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
  • One Stop Kosher Food Market: 25155 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, Oak Park, 1:45 – 4:30 p.m

March 23

  • Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit: 24600 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

[Click here to view the full list of confirmed exposure locations]

Health officials are offering vaccinations at the following sites

  • Oakland County Health Division offices in Southfield and Pontiac are open Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Health Division offices are not testing centers.
  • North Oakland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 34 East, Pontiac
  • South Oakland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield

Other locations:

  • Tues. at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Wed. – Fri. at Young Israel of Oak Park, 15140 W 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Contact your health care provider for measles vaccine availability. 

"Unvaccinated individuals need to get vaccinated. If you do not have a record of two measles (MMR) vaccines, unsure if you have been vaccinated, or unsure if you have had measles in the past, contact your healthcare provider," Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County, said in a statement. "If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals."

Watch for symptoms for 21 days after potential exposure. Vaccine is effective within 72 hours of exposure to prevent illness. In addition, Immune Globulin (Ig) treatment is effective within 6 days of exposure for high-risk individuals. Talk to your preferred healthcare provider to determine if Immune Globulin is right for you and if it is available. High-risk individuals include those who are unvaccinated or unsure about vaccination status, pregnant women and those who are immune-compromised (have a weakened immune system due to illness and diseases like HIV, malnutrition, and/or medications).

Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact, and through the air. The virus can live for up to two hours in the air where the infected person was present. Symptoms of measles usually begin 7-14 days after exposure, but can appear up to 21 days after exposure and may include:

  • High fever (may spike to over 104˚F)
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Tiny white spots on the inner cheeks, gums, and roof of the mouth (Koplik Spots) 2-3 days after symptoms begin
  • A rash that is red, raised, blotchy; usually starts on face, spreads to trunk, arms, and legs 3-5 days after symptoms begin

For more information about measles, visit oakgov.com/health or call Nurse on Call at 800-848- 5533.