Health officials offer free measles vaccine in Palatine

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Monday, March 2, 2015
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FILE PHOTO: Measles vaccination. (KGO-TV)

PALATINE, Ill. (WLS) -- As we deal with a measles outbreak in our area, health officials are making free vaccines available.

Officials have reported three locations in northwest suburban Palatine where people may have been exposed to the virus; the Vista Health Center and the Northwest Community Resource Center - both on North Rand Road - as well as the La Rosita Laundromat on East Dundee Road.

If you think you were exposed, you're eligible for a free vaccine. There will be a clinic at All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine Friday and again next Tuesday. Residents who are unsure if they've had the vaccine can get one for free.

There are currently 15 confirmed measles cases in Illinois.