If your child is to be fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella, they need to have two doses of the MMR vaccination.
Dose one… Is given when your child is 12 months old
Dose two… Is given when your child reaches around three years and four months (before they start school)
What is the MMR vaccination?
It’s a single injection administered into a young child’s thigh or an older child’s upper arm
The MMR vaccine gives long lasting protection if you have both doses of the vaccination
It protects against measles, mumps and rubella, which are viral infections that can quickly spread to unprotected children
To find out more about the MMR vaccination and all other vaccinations, please visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations.
If you’re a company or organisation which works with children and families, please feel free to download and display a copy of our MMR poster.