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Vaccination Options for Preventing Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella

There are two options for protecting children who are 12 months through 12 years old against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella (chickenpox):

  • Getting two shots: the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine AND the varicella vaccine
  • Getting one shot: the measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) vaccine

These links provide information to help parents and healthcare providers decide which option to use:

For Parents:

For Healthcare Providers:

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ACIP Recommendations

Vaccine Information Statements

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