I’m traveling to another country. Do I need to get the measles vaccine (MMR)?

Measles is more common in other parts of the world. Travelers should make sure they get the vaccine before leaving the United States.

Children 1 year old or older should get two doses of MMR at least 28 days apart. You can also get a blood test showing immunity.

Children 6 to 11 months old should get one dose of MMR before traveling. These children will still need two doses of MMR at 12 to 15 months and 4 to 6 years.

Visit the CDC’s traveler’s health page for more information about measles and travel.

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1. What should I do if I’m not sure whether or not I’m immune to measles?
2. Who is at risk of getting measles?
3. How long is a person with measles contagious?
4. What if someone in my family might have measles?
5. Isn’t measles rare in the US?
6. How does measles spread?
7. How is measles treated?
8. How is measles prevented?
9. Where can I get more information about measles?
10. What is the measles vaccine?
11. Who should get the measles vaccine (MMR vaccine)?
12. Where can I get the measles vaccine?
13. How do I pay for the measles vaccine?
14. Could I still get measles if I’ve been fully vaccinated?
15. Do I need a booster vaccine?
16. Is the measles vaccine safe?
17. Can you get measles from someone who has recently been vaccinated?
18. How soon can a new baby get vaccinated against measles?
19. My baby is under 12 months old. What should I do since they are too young for the MMR vaccine?
20. Should pregnant women get the measles vaccine (MMR)?
21. My family member has a weakened immune system. What should we do to make sure they are protected?
22. I’m traveling to another country. Do I need to get the measles vaccine (MMR)?