Measles - What You Need to Know

Trump urges vaccinations to prevent spread of measles

» RELATED: Three new measles cases in Georgia part of nationwide spike

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, said that people "have to get their shots."

He added that vaccinations "are so important."

Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, hovering around 700 cases this year.

» RELATED: Northside Hospital urges public to get vaccinated amid measles outbreaks

The resurgence of the deadly disease is largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

But Trump has previously cast doubt on the effectiveness on vaccinations.

He tweeted several times in 2012 and again in 2014 suggesting, incorrectly, that there could be a link between vaccines and autism in children.

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