I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past couple of months in Honolulu for various family medical appointments. I’ve just learned that there’s a mumps outbreak in Hawaii. There’s been almost 1,000 cases as of Mar. 15, 2018 with about 750 of those in Honolulu, according to the State of Hawaii Department of Health. They’re recommending all adolescents over the age of 10 and all adults born after 1959 get a booster shot.
For details, visit the State of Hawaii Department of Health website.
Interesting! I wonder how they’ll go about solving this issue – if they’ll be more strict about vaccinations or treat it case-by-case?
Good question. I wonder that too. With all the remote international travel we do, I opted for some of the additional vaccines recommended for certain regions, such as Japanese Encephalitis and Typhoid.
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Great point, Lisa! We all need to keep up with our vacs and boosters. Enjoy Hawaii!!