USA TODAY, September 2, 1988. Measly figure: Measles decreased 42% in the USA last year to 3,655 cases, reports the national Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. That’s the first drop in four years since the record low of 1,497 cases in ’83. Nearly three-fourths of the cases were patients, mostly children, who’d been vaccinated but got measles anyway.
The CDC data tables are located here, and do not include any data breaking down the measles cases into vaccinated/unvaccinated; this photograph is valuable information that adds some color to the CDC data.
We also know that in 2015, 39% of reported, confirmed measles cases were caused by the vaccine-strain virus (see the article from a CDC researcher).