If You’re Going to Camp in CNY This Summer, You Need to Get This Shot
There's a lot to remember when you're camping - and now you need to add one more thing to your list: a shot - and we don't mean tequila.
New York State is encouraging all campers to be sure to have their measles vaccination. A measles outbreak is spreading in New York - particularly in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley.
The New York State Department of Health is urging kids and employees heading to summer camps to get vaccinated against the measles. Central New York hosts several summer camps in the Adirondacks. Unfortunately, anywhere you're in contact with individuals outside the local are - you need to take precautions.
Experts say symptoms like fever, cough, runny nose and a rash usually appear within seven-to-14 days of exposure. They also want anyone who feels sick to stay home and not go to camp.