Medical Diagnostic Associates, PA
Risk Factors for MMR Vaccine for Cruise Passengers

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Medical Diagnostic Associates' Infectious disease doctors located in Westfield, NJ offer travel consultations, immunizations and medications to help protect you from infectious disease. You can get the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine at MDA.

The combined MMR vaccine was introduced to reduce the number of vaccines needed to increase immunity to the diseases—measles, mumps and rubella. All three viral infections are highly contagious.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (also known as German measles) were very common before the use of widespread vaccination. The major risk for measles and rubella is during pregnancy.

Do adults need the MMR vaccine?

Adults born after 1957 should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine, unless they have already had measles and are immune.

Those at increased risk of getting measles are

Note: Pregnant women should not receive the MMR vaccine.

Measles Vaccination for Travelers

Measles remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including areas in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas. In the United States, most of the measles cases result from international travel.

Mumps Vaccination for Travelers

The risk of exposure to mumps among travelers can be high in most countries of the world, especially for travelers who are older than 12 months and who do not have evidence of mumps immunity.

Rubella Vaccination for Travelers

All non-immunized people are at risk for infection during travel outside the United States. Because asymptomatic rubella virus infections are common, travelers may be unaware that they have been in contact with an infected person.

Before international travel, travelers should be immune to rubella. This is the most important message for rubella prevention, because many cases result from travelers returning from countries where rubella vaccination is not widespread.

Learn more about the MMR Vaccine, and the diseases it prevents, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Contact Us

Call one of our convenient locations to make an appointment, and get the immunizations you need to protect your health. Although vaccine preventable disease levels are at or near record lows, many adolescents and adults are under immunized. In addition, travelers may be missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases in parts of the world where childhood vaccination is low and your risk is greater.

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Office Location

525 Central Avenue, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: (908) 233-0895 •   Fax: (908) 389-1933
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