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500 Indianapolis Officers Provide Measles Vaccine at Race | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Some fans attending Indianapolis 500 on Sunday can receive measles vaccines at the Infield Medical Center on the racetrack.

IndyCar Medical Director Geoffrey Billows said a "very limited supply" of vaccines will be available in the medical building near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum on Thursday. He says that most insurance companies will pay the costs.

Billows encourages concerned fans to get vaccinated before coming to a race that is expected to attract more than 275,000 people.

Measles were once common in the US, but gradually became scarce after vaccination campaigns that began in the 1

960s. The nation faces a high number of cases this year, with some families failing to get vaccinated despite the recommendations of public health experts.

At least 20 confirmed cases of mumps have also been reported at Indiana University in Bloomington, about 80 km southwest of Indianapolis.

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