Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences as it is an acute respiratory illness. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world. Measles can be prevented with a measles-containing vaccine, which is primarily administered as the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. The combination measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccine can be used for children aged 12 months through 12 years for protection against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. The Single-antigen measles vaccine is not available. Below are some additional resources for information about the Measles vaccination:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Vaccine - What You Need to Know
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommended Immunization Schedules
- Vaccine Information Statements - additional details about most vaccines given in the United States
If you have additional questions, please contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for an appointment.