Measles vaccine is a live, attenuated vaccine it is given as part of the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) .This vaccine is a shot given subcutaneously (in the fatty layer of tissue under the skin).Two doses of measles vaccine are recommended for all children and certain adolescents and adults.
Recommended age of administration:
• The first dose should be at 9 months.
The Measles should not be given to people who have-
• An allergy to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin serious enough to require medical treatment.
• A weakened immune system due to certain cancers, HIV, steroid drugs, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other immunosuppressant drugs.
• Pregnant women should not receive this vaccine.