This is a vaccine that decreases your child's risk of getting measles, mumps or rubella.
Measles, mumps and rubella are 3 viral illnesses that used to be common in childhood. All three illnesses had potentially serious complications. Due to the widespread use of the MMR vaccine, these illnesses are uncommon.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children get their first dose of the MMR vaccine between twelve and fifteen months. The second dose should be given before they enter school, typically between four to six years of age. You may be required to show proof of MMR vaccination before your child can attend school.
You should contact your healthcare provider if your child is not up to date on the MMR vaccine. Here is a list of questions you can ask during your appointment.
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