The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine.
It protects against 3 serious illnesses:
rubella (german measles)
These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.
Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.
2 doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella.
When children should have the MMR vaccine
The MMR vaccine is given to babies and young children.
MMR vaccine schedule
Child’s age Vaccine
1 year – MMR (1st dose)
3 years and 4 months – MMR (2nd dose)