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Should I get a measles vaccine before traveling internationally?

Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected with measles virus when they travel internationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that infants 6 through 11 months old get at least one dose of the MMR vaccine before they travel internationally. Children 12 months of age or older should have two doses separated by at least 28 days. Adults who have not had measles or been vaccinated should get two doses separated by at least 28 days. Check with your healthcare provider to see if you or your child should be vaccinated before traveling.

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