Indianapolis hospital implements visitor restrictions as measles cases rise

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 file photo signs posted at The Vancouver Clinic in Vancouver, Wash., warn patients and visitors of a measles outbreak. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Cases of the measles are higher than we've seen in more than two decades.

The increase has one area hospital implementing new visitor restrictions.

Franciscan Health says the policy is vital to protect their most vulnerable patients.
Visitors who have not been vaccinated against measles or are unsure of their status are asked not to visit certain units.

The includes the NICU, labor and delivery and oncology.

A vaccine can help prevent measles.

If you don't know your status you are encouraged to check with your health care provider.

There is also an online database to check in Indiana.

To access the records you will need a PIN from your doctor.

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