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  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Scheduling Vaccines

If we give a child a dose of MMR vaccine at 6 months of age because they are in a community with cases of measles, when should we give the next dose?

The next dose should be given at 12 months of age. The child will also need another dose at least 28 days later. For the child to be fully vaccinated, they need to have 2 doses of MMR vaccine given when the child is 12 months of age and older. A dose given earlier than 4 days before the first birthday does not count as part of the MMR vaccine two-dose series.

Last reviewed: June 19, 2023

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