Wonder Women Strengthens Her Immunization Shield
Gal Gadot encourages listening to doctors vaccination advice
‘Wonder Woman’ actress Gal Gadot has joined an ongoing campaign in favor of vaccinations, reports The Jerusalem Post.
On November 27, 2018, Gadot uploaded a post on Facebook calling on Israelis to stay healthy and seek out immunizations.
Gadot, who is 33 years old, and a mother of 2 daughters, wrote: “Because an immunized environment is a protected environment in matters of medicine - listen to doctors.”
“We should only experience health,” Gadot wrote.
Gadot’s vaccination encouragement to fellow Israelis is related to the ongoing measles outbreak in Isreal, and throughout Europe and most recently in the USA.
In Israel, on November 10th, the Health Ministry of the State of Israel announced that there were 735 measles cases confirmed during the month of October. These additional cases brought the total number of measles cases confirmed during 2018 to 1,401.
Across Europe, on October 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 52,958 measles cases in the European region during 2018. This is unfortunate news when compared with 2017 when only 23,757 measles cases were confirmed in Europe.
In the USA, as of November 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported 220 measles cases, which exceeds the 120 cases reported during 2017.
If the goal of eliminating measles in the USA and around the world is to be achieved, MMR vaccinations for children and adults need to increase, says the CDC.
On November 16th, the CDC issued a Level 1 Travel Alert, Practice Usual Precautions, to encourage travelers to Israel to ensure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
Measles is a disease that can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs), and even death. It is caused by a highly contagious virus that is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing.
Additionally, since international travel has been reported as a leading source of measles cases in the USA, such as in New York during October, the CDC suggests everyone reconfirm their measles immunization prior to departing on an international trip.
International travelers can easily request an MMR vaccination appointment with a pharmacy at Vax-Before-Travel.
The CDC Vaccine Price List provides the private sector vaccine prices for general information.
And, measles vaccine discounts can be found here.
Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of vaccines to the CDC.