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NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH recommendation on MMR Vaccine

7/11/2009

As providers at Glens Falls Pediatric Consultants PC and Pediatric Associates of Saratoga we are following the the NYS Department of Health recommendation on MMR Vaccines:

Infants 6-11 months of age who are traveling outside of the U.S. should receive one dose of MMR Vaccine prior to travel.  MMR vaccine given prior to 12 months of age should not be counted as part of the routine series.  Children who receive the MMR vaccine before age 12 months will need two more doses for a total of three doses.

Children > 12 months, Adolescents and Adults

  • The Advisory Committe on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends all children should receive an MMR vacccine at 12-15 months of age.  The second dose of MMR is routinely administed at age 4-5 years typically before entering kindergarten. 
  • Children over one year of age who have received one dose of MMR vaccine and who have recently been exposed to measles infection or are planning travel outside of the U.S. should receive a second dosw as soon as possible, as long as 28 days have passed since the first dose.
  • Anyone who has received two valid doses of MMR, or other live measles-containing vaccine, is consider immune to measles.

 



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