Children need two doses of the vaccine for best protection:

  • The first dose at 6 months of age
  • The second dose at 12 months


Your child is protected from measles if you have written documentation (records) showing at least one of the following:

  • The child is 6 – 11 months of age and has received one dose of measles vaccine.
  • The child is 12 months or older and has received two doses of measles vaccine.