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Traveling abroad? Protect your child from measles
  • Published Date:
    November 3, 2014
  • Language:
    English


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    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases. ; ;
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    Measles is still common in many parts of the world. Unvaccinated travelers who get measles in other countries continue to bring the disease into the United States.

    Give your child the best protection against measles with two does of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine”

    • 1st does at 12-15 months

    • 2nd dose at 4-6 years

    Traveling abroad with your child? Infants 6 to 11 months old need 1 does of measles vaccine before traveling aborad. Children 12 months or older whould receive 2 doses before travel. Check with your pediatrician before leaving on your trip to make sure your children are protected.

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