Posted on February 25, 2011


If you have visited the Park Square Building or surrounding area between 2/7/2011 through 2/10/2011, you may have been exposed to measles.


The measles virus spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and another person breathes in the virus. The virus can also spread by direct contact with the nose or throat discharge of an infected person. Early symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, cough and red, watery eyes. Two doses of measles vaccine (MMR Vaccine) can prevent measles and normally provide lifelong immunity.


Who should get a measles vaccine?

  • Anyone born in the US after 1956 who has not had 2 doses of measles vaccine (usually given as MMR vaccine)

  • Anyone born outside of the US in any year who has not had 2 doses of measles vaccine.

  • Anyone born in the US before 1957 who has not had at least one dose of measles vaccine.

Clinic Location: Park Square Building-1st Floor

(at the corner of St. James and Arlington Streets)

Time of Clinic: 12 PM to 5PM


For more information about measles, take a look at the BPHC factsheet . If you have any more questions or concerns, call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050

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