"The first vaccine dose is routinely given at 12 to 15 months of age, usually in combination with the measles and mumps vaccines. The combined vaccination is referred to as MMR. The child should not receive the first dose of MMR before 12 months of age. Before that, the baby still has some of its mother's antibodies, which can interfere with the vaccine and keep it from working. A second dose of MMR is given at either age 4 to 6 years or 11 to 12 years. At least 12 states now require administration of the second MMR dose before children enter kindergarten. "
Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
The second dose of MMR may be given as early as a month after the first dose, and be counted as a valid dose if both doses were given after the first birthday. It is convenient to give the second dose at school entry, since the child will have an immunization visit for other school entry vaccines. The risk of measles is higher in school-age children than those of preschool age, so it is important to receive the second dose by school entry. The second dose is not a "booster"; it is intended to produce immunity in the small number of persons who fail to respond to the first dose. cdc.gov
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Severe adverse effects may include:
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 AM on Apr. 28, 2010
Central nervous system disturbances, such as encephalitis, have been reported with a frequency of less than one per 1 million doses of MMR vaccination administered, a frequency many times lower than the incidence of serious central nervous system disorders that follow natural infection at a rate of one per 800.
American Academy of Pediatrics.
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