What is the immunization schedule for MMR?
Children. CDC recommends all children get two doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Children can receive the second dose earlier as long as it is at least 28 days after the first dose.
When should I worry about MMR vaccine?
Let your doctor know if your child seems very ill, if the rash spots are dark red, or if the spots don’t fade when you apply pressure to them. These could be signs of another illness, unrelated to the MMR vaccine, such as meningitis.
At what age MMR is given?
Routine vaccination: Administer the first dose of MMR vaccine at age 9 through 12 months, the second dose at age 15 through 18 months, and the 3rd dose at age 4 through 6 years. The 2nd dose must follow in 2nd year of life.
How many doses of MMR vaccine are required for adults?
Adults should also be up to date on MMR vaccinations with either 1 or 2 doses (depending on risk factors) unless they have other presumptive evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. One dose of MMR vaccine, or other presumptive evidence of immunity, is sufficient for most adults.
How long does the MMR vaccination last?
Measles vaccines became available in 1963. If you got the standard two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine after 1967, you should be protected against the measles for life.
What does rash look like after MMR?
The rash looks a bit like the one caused by the disease itself: red dots on the chest and neck. These may occasionally become raised bumps and in rare cases may spread to the rest of your child’s body.
Where do you inject MMR?
The MMR vaccine is given as 2 doses of a single injection into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm. 2 doses of the vaccine are needed to ensure full protection.
Can you have 3 doses of MMR?
There are two circumstances when a third dose of MMR is recommended. ACIP recommends that women of childbearing age who have received 2 doses of rubella-containing vaccine and have rubella serum IgG levels that are not clearly positive should receive 1 additional dose of MMR vaccine (maximum of 3 doses).