got measles each year in the United States. They can be spread from infected people through the air. Vaccination is the best way to prevent measles. State-, age- and health-related restrictions may apply. The measles virus causes fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye and rash. Video Library, measles - Rachel's Story: Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can cause fever, coughing and distinctive red-brown spots on the skin. Call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at or visit.gov/vaccines for more vaccine information. Pregnant women should wait to get their MMR vaccine until after they have given birth.
Children need 2 doses of the vaccine at the following ages: 12 through 15 months for the first dose 4 through 6 years for the second dose (or sooner as long as its 28 days after the first dose). Adults who have not been vaccinated nor had the diseases, or don't know if they've been vaccinated or had the diseases, and who meet any of the following criteria: Adults born after 1956, work in a medical facility, who should not get the MMR vaccine? Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. It can lead to deafness, meningitis, painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries and, in some cases, death. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.
Immunization Action Coalition 2550 University Avenue West Suite 415 North Saint Paul, Minnesota tel fax email: The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC a non-profit organization, works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and. Children ages directing Scene - The Dining Room 1 through 12 years can get the mmrv vaccine, which is a combination vaccine. Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. Children, children ages 1 through 6 years need to get the measles vaccine as part of their routine vaccine schedule. Women should avoid getting pregnant for four weeks after getting the MMR vaccine. Vaccines subject to availability. If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911. Children can get the second dose at any age, as long as it is at least 28 days after the first dose. Rachels daughter Lola contracted measles at the age of three. More Measles Information, this page was updated on May 17, 2018. Serious allergic reactions, with symptoms including: Difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, pale skin, fast heartbeat. Privacy Practices This publication should be used for general educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.