Measles Update Feb 2024

Mar 18, 2024

Info Updated 18th March 2024

The measles situation is changing quickly.

Please see below the current Guidelines

MMR VACCINCE GUIDELINES

  1. Patients born before 1978 – presumed vaccinated or previously exposed to measles – no vaccine needed – but if patient unsure we can give vaccination.
  1. Patients between 18 and 45 years – if unsure we can vaccinate – priority for those 18-25 years.
  1. If a child is under 1 travelling to measles outbreak country – they can receive vaccination early BUT SHOULD STILL RECEIVE MMR AT 1YRS ALSO.
  1. If received first dose at 12months – they will receive their second dose in junior infants – no need to expediate course.
  1. Age 1yrs to junior infants – If no MMR vaccine – offer appointment 1st dose – 2nd will be given in junior infants.
  1. If over 5yrs and no MMR given – we can offer same – with follow up second dose 4 weeks later
  1. If child known to have missed primary school vaccinations Junior infants we can give 2nd dose mmr

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