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When is the MMR vaccine usually given?

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DragonRiderMD

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.
    Anonymous

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

  • 18 months for my dd.
    Anonymous

    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.
    midnightmoma

    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.
    GailllAZ

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

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