Abby Phillip, THE WASHINGTON POST
(The Washington Post)—In the face of a growing measles outbreak, President Obama is urging parents to heed modern science and vaccinate their children.
“There is every reason to get vaccinated — there aren’t reasons to not,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News. Excerpts from the interview were aired Sunday night and Monday morning.
“I just want people to know the facts and science and the information,” the president said. “And the fact is that a major success of our civilization is our ability to prevent disease that in the past have devastated folks. And measles is preventable.”