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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health
South Dakota Department of Health

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccination of Adults

 

The routine vaccination of adults who were born in 1957 or later with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine is one dose given after the age of one.

Workers in healthcare, international travelers, and persons at post-high school institutions should have two doses of MMR vaccine separated by at least 28 days with the first dose on or after the first birthday.

If a case of measles has been identified in the work setting it is recommended that all unvaccinated persons receive their first dose of MMR within 72 hours of exposure and all persons with only one dose of MMR should receive a second dose as soon as possible.

Those born before 1957 are considered immune.  However unvaccinated healthcare personnel born before 1957 who lack evidence of immunity should be considered for vaccination with two doses of MMR.  During an outbreak unvaccinated healthcare personnel born before 1957 who lack evidence of immunity should be recommended for vaccination with two doses of MMR

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