A minor illness, such as a cold or chickenpox, should not delay anyone from receiving the benefits of MMR or any other vaccine.

In addition, it is safe for people around a pregnant woman to be vaccinated.

This vaccine is only licensed for use in children who are 12 months through 12 years of age.

Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine viruses are not transmitted from the vaccinated person, so a recently vaccinated person would not pose a risk to a pregnant woman.

This information was taken directly from the MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine information Statement (VIS) dated 04/20/2012.

Teens and adults also should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.

Children may also get MMRV vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox).

Children can receive the second dose earlier as long as it is at least 28 days after the first dose.

MMR vaccine is given later than some other childhood vaccines because antibodies transferred from the mother to the baby can provide some protection from disease and make the MMR vaccine less effective until about 1 year of age.

Learn who should not get MMRV vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox).

You do not need measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine if you meet any of these criteria for evidence of immunity: If you do not have evidence of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.

Before any international travel— See also, Travel Information (Measles | Mumps | Rubella) Healthcare personnel should have documented evidence of immunity, according to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices [48 pages].