Camp Associations Help Members Navigate Measles Outbreak
Why every camper should be vaccinated
With measles making a major comeback, summer camps around the country are taking a tougher stance on vaccination—and they’re getting help from associations to keep campers safe.
The American Camp Association (ACA) and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) are providing resources and recommendations so that both children and adults taking part in summer camps are properly vaccinated with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. ACA, which accredits about 3,100 camps nationwide, noted that camps have been working with local officials around the country to prepare for the season ahead.
“This year in particular, similar to schools and other places, camps are being very strict about allowing children without immunizations,” said Susie Lupert, executive director of the ACA’s New York and New Jersey chapter.
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