Measles

Measles is a serious respiratory disease caused by a virus.  It spreads easily through coughing and sneezing.  In rare cases, it can be deadly.  The measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine protects against measles.

Learn more about measles in adults and the vaccine to prevent it.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: MMR

adolescentvaccination.org

Measles

In-depth information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Measles: Information for Parents

Fact sheet from CDC, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Measles Vaccines Questions & Answers

Immunization Action Coalition

Sarampión (Measles) - Informacion para los padres

Measles information in Spanish for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Understanding MMR Vaccine Safety

Questions and Answers from the CDC