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Immunization Schedule, Children (cont.)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This combination vaccine is given to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella (also known as German measles).

You or your child could catch these diseases by being around someone who has them. They spread from person to person through the air.

  • The first dose is given at or after 12 months of age. The second dose is usually given to children at 4-6 years of age but can be given at any time, provided that it has been at least four weeks since the first dose (and that both doses were given after the child's first birthday).

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