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All eligible people at Chicago migrant shelter have been vaccinated for measles in ‘unprecedented operation'

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The Chicago Department of Public Health announced that all eligible individuals at a temporary shelter for migrants involved in a measles outbreak have been vaccinated. The shelter, which is housing nearly double its intended capacity, had seven migrants test positive for measles. The highly contagious virus can spread through the air and contaminated surfaces, posing a challenge in crowded areas. Health officials conducted a mass vaccination effort and are closely monitoring residents for symptoms. The CDC has sent a team of experts to provide guidance and support. The aim is for everyone, including residents of the shelter and the wider community, to get vaccinated to protect against measles.