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Afghan evacuees vaccinated against measles, chickenpox

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — More than 6,100 Afghan evacuees housed at Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox.

Federal officials at the base said Monday that the vaccination campaign began Sept. 6 and concluded Sept. 17.

They said Afghans arriving at the base about 25 miles south of Indianapolis are required to receive vaccinations for measles, COVID-19 and other diseases as a condition of remaining in the U.S. unless a medical provider determine that a vaccine is not medically appropriate. Rubella is also known as German measles.

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