Measles Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease
MMR vaccine protects against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella. CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.
MMR vaccination is especially important for healthcare professionals, international travelers, and other specific groups.
MMR Vaccine RecommendationsACIP vaccine recommendations and the contraindications and precautions for MMR vaccination
About the VaccineInformation about MMR vaccine composition, dosage, and administration as well as vaccine effectiveness and duration of protection
Storage and HandlingGeneral information about vaccine storage and handling
Administering the VaccineAdministrating MMR and possible vaccine administration errors
References and ResourcesVaccine safety, provider education, and patient education resources, as well as clinical information and references
You Call the Shots
You Call the Shots is an interactive, training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
The "Pink Book" contains the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Six reference appendices include: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.
- Page last reviewed: November 22, 2016
- Page last updated: November 22, 2016
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