||The strategies recommended for reducing measles
deaths include the following. a) A dose of measles vaccine should be provided to a very
high proportion of infants at 9 months of age or shortly thereafter through routine
immunization services. b) All children should have a second
opportunity to receive measles vaccine. This increases the proportion of children who
receive at least one dose and helps to assure measles immunity in previously vaccinated
children who failed to develop such immunity. c) Measles surveillance should be
strengthened through the integration of epidemiologic and laboratory information.