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Measles Update
Feb 11, 2015



There has been a lot in the news lately about measles cases in California and other states. This month a child with measles was admitted to CHoA soon after moving to Atlanta from overseas.

Here are some updates for PPP parents about measles and the MMR vaccine.

Please contact our office if you have further questions.

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine is typically given during the 15 month check-up. A second dose is given during the 4 year check-up.

 

  • MMR vaccine may be given as early as 12 months of age if a child is at risk for Measles exposure.

             *MMR can be given prior to 12 months of age if the child is traveling to an area of the world where Measles is prevalent. Currently, this does not include any areas in the U.S.

             *Any dose prior to 12 months of age is not valid, so the child still needs 2 doses on or after the first birthday.

  • Neither the CDC nor the AAP has changed their recommendation about Measles vaccine during the current outbreaks. PPP will continue to follow CDC and AAP recommendations.

 

  • PPP will continue to routinely administer the first dose of MMR at 15 months of age.

            *A parent may elect to have their child get the first dose of MMR at the 12 month check-up.

            *A parent may bring the child in for a shot-only visit any time between 12 and 15 months if they would like the child vaccinated with MMR prior to the 15 month visit (if had the 12 month check-up)

You can check your child's immunization status via our web portal- please see our web page for enrollment if you have not yet created a portal account.