A Texas church at the center of a measles outbreak in Texas is encouraging its members to get vaccinations, despite previous admonitions to the contrary from its founder, Kenneth Copeland. From ABC News:
A Texas mega-church at the epicenter of a measles outbreak is preaching immunizations for its congregants despite previous statements by its founder that vaccines may cause autism.
There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. At least eight of the patients are members of the Eagle Mountain International Church, church officials said, and 15 of the cases are in Tarrant County where the church is located.
Of the 15 cases in Tarrant County, 11 had not received all of the recommended vaccinations to prevent measles according to the Tarrant County Public Health website. The other cases may have been partially vaccinated, there is no official documentation to verify their vaccine history.
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