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When is the MMR vaccine usually given?

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Asked by DragonRiderMD at 1:08 PM on Jul. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son just got one at his 15 month appointment.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • 18 months for my dd.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • 12 to 15 months for the first shot, then completed by 4-6 years of age.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 1:28 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • It is for measles, mumps, and rubella also called German measles. According to the AAP 2009 Immunization Schedule it should be given between 12-18 months and again at 4-6 years. The 4-6 year shot is not a booster to make immunity better but is given in case the first shot did not work for some reason, estimated to be between 2-5% of cases. The idea is for children to have immunity before school.

    Children can have reactions to each component of the vaccine. This is the immunization that there have been claims of autism about.

    Answer by GailllAZ at 1:42 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

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