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May 8, 2019 - Measles Information from Public Health

As of 4/26/19, Wisconsin has no cases of measles.

Who Needs MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine?
There are no changes to the MMR vaccination recommendations to protect adults against measles. The recommendation is that one dose of MMR vaccine, or other presumptive immunity, is sufficient for most U.S. adults born on or after 1957.

Other presumptive evidence of measles immunity includes:
  • Birth before 1/1/1957
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity
  • Laboratory confirmation of disease
Certain adults are considered to be high risk and need two doses of MMR, with each dose separated by at least 28 days, unless they have other presumptive evidence of measles immunity, as listed above. These adults include:
  • students at post-high school education institutions
  • healthcare personnel
  • international travelers
Patients who should be considered for revaccination:
  • Vaccinated before the first birthday.
  • Vaccinated with killed measles vaccine (KMV) (administered to less than 5% of the U.S. adult population).
  • Vaccinated from 1963-1967 with an unknown type of vaccine.
  • Vaccinated with IG in addition to a further attenuated strain or vaccines of unknown type.
Generally speaking, most adults in the U.S. are immune to measles.

Recommendation for MMR vaccine in children/adolescents:
  • Infants 6–11 months of age traveling internationally should have one dose of measles vaccine.
  • Infants vaccinated before 12 months of age should be revaccinated on or after their first birthday with two doses, separated by at least 28 days.
  • Children 12 months of age or older should have two doses, separated by at least 28 days.
  • Adolescents and adults who have not had measles or have not been vaccinated should get two doses, separated by at least 28 days
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