MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccination

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent these diseases.

Most children who get their MMR shots will not get these diseases. Many more children would get them if we stopped immunizing. Schedule your appointment for this and other vaccines now at International Travel Care in Minnetonka!

schedule-an-appointmentChildren: Children should get 2 doses of MMR vaccine: The first at 12-15 months of age and the second at 4-6 years of age. These are the recommended ages. But children can get the second dose at any age, as long as it is at least 28 days after the first dose.

Adults: Some adults should also get MMR vaccine: Generally, anyone 18 years of age or older who was born after 1956 should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine, unless they can show that they have had either the vaccines or the diseases. Recommendations for travelers are not always the same as routine recommendations. For instance, most adults born after 1956 are recommended to receive 1 dose of MMR vaccine; however, international travelers of this age are recommended to receive 2 doses. (Resource CDC)

Measles, mumps, and rubella are all serious diseases. Measles, mumps, and rubella are diseases caught by just being around someone who may have any of these diseases . They spread from person to person through the air.

What are the Measles?

Measles virus causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures (jerking and staring), brain damage, and death.

What are the Mumps?

Mumps virus causes fever, headache, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, rarely, death.

What is Rubella (German Measles)?

Rubella virus causes rash, mild fever, and arthritis (mostly in women). If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects.

Schedule a Convenient, Low Cost Vaccine Appointment

Contact us either by our online appointment scheduling form or call 952-405-8812 to set up an appointment today. Appointments are available early or late in the day, as well as same day appointments at our convenient Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Minnesota location.