Measles vaccine: who and when should you take it?

Expert answer:

According to the Brazilian vaccination schedule, the measles vaccine should be administered in two doses:

  • The first is given shortly after the child has completed one year, usually in the form of a triple viral vaccine, ie combining measles, rubella, and mumps vaccines;
  • The second dose is given between 4 and 6 years of age.

Adults who have not yet been vaccinated can take a single dose of the measles vaccine at a private health clinic or clinic.

The vaccine is contraindicated for pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.