Measles Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals

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.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2019