Communicable Disease Prevention

Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri

(614) 645-1474

Emergency on-call 
(614) 645-7417

Foodborne Illness Reporting 
(614) 645-1791

[email protected]

 measles outbreak

There is a measles outbreak in central Ohio. Measles is a very contagious and serious illness. The MMR vaccine is safe and highly effective at preventing measles. MMR vaccines are available at Columbus Public Health during regular vaccine clinic hours and at Franklin County Public Health by appointment only. Children also can get MMR vaccines from their pediatrician or medical home. Learn more below.

Macluumaadka Jadeecada - Somali.

Sarampión - Spanish.


The symptoms of measles include a fever, runny nose, cough, rash and red eyes. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor or Columbus Public Health – and stay home and avoid having visitors until you see a doctor. Learn more.


The MMR vaccine is available from your family doctor, Columbus Public Health and many local clinics and health centers. A full list of providers is available here in addition to vaccine safety information. Learn more.

exposure sites

Exposure Sites Places identified as potential exposure sites. Exposure Sites


Download educational cards and flyers in English, Somali and Spanish, watch educational videos and view presentations. Learn more.

Local Measles Data

See our report on local measles cases. (Best viewed on a laptop or desktop.) Click here to see our report.