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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Board of Health discusses measles outbreak


May 23, 2019

Brad Bowman

County commissioners listen to Brad Bowman, Whitman County public health officer, forward left, and Chris Skidmore, environmental health specialist, forward right, report about progress made in each department Monday morning.

The Whitman County public health officer updated the Whitman County Board of Health on Monday about preparation in the event measles were to come to eastern Washington.

Brad Bowman, Whitman County health officer, said if a measles outbreak were to happen in Whitman County, adult vaccines would be hard to find.

He said through private insurance, pharmacies have vaccines in stock, but through the state for anyone not insured, it can be a hang up.

"It's going to be a zero to 60 kind of thing, if it does happen here," Bowman said. "We're trying to get ahead the best we can."

He said there has n...

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