Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

The MMR vaccine is a two dose programme of the combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine. It is usually given to children when they are approximately 13 months old, and again when they are 3 years and 4 months. Therefore, most children of school age will not require vaccination having completed the course before starting primary school. It is important that both doses of MMR are given and that your child receives the combined vaccine to gain the best protection. If your child has received separate measles, mumps and rubella injections, they should still have the two doses of MMR.

If you believe your child has not had two doses of the combined vaccine please email

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Page last reviewed: 31 May, 2024