How do I know if my child is due for a measles vaccine?

The recommended schedule of vaccines for most children includes two doses of a measles-containing vaccine (typically the MMR vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella) separated by at least four weeks between doses. The first dose of MMR vaccine is routinely given at 1 year of age and the second dose is given at age 4 to 6 years, before a child enters kindergarten or first grade. The best way to know when your child is due for vaccines is to see a provider (typically a pediatrician or family doctor) for routine well-child checkup visits throughout childhood.
To see if your child's measles vaccine is due:
  • check your child's medical record
  • contact his or her healthcare provider
  • visit the Centers for Disease Control's online immunization scheduler for newborn to 6-year-old children.
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