We know you have heard a lot about measles lately. We at East Bay Pediatrics want to reassure you that all of our patients are held to a minimum vaccine requirement. All of our patients 2 years of age and older (and most after their one year old well visit) should already be vaccinated against measles.
- The CDC continues to reiterate that vaccinating according to the recommended schedule for MMR (first dose at 12-15 months of age and second at 4-6 years of age) is the best way to prevent measles and its spread.
- MMR can be given early (6-12 months old) as prevention for potential exposure for international travel. This dose will not count toward the recommended schedule listed above.
- Currently there is no recommendation from public health to vaccinate earlier than the recommended schedule.
- The vaccine may take 2-4 weeks to provide effective immunity against measles.
- Early vaccination (doses given prior to 12 months of age) may not be covered by insurance.