What should I do if I’m not sure whether or not I’m immune to measles?

You should first try to find your vaccination records or other documents that show you are immune to measles. If you do not have written documentation of measles immunity, you should get vaccinated with the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.

You can also ask your doctor for a blood test to determine if you are immune. This is sometimes covered by insurance. There is no harm in getting another dose of MMR vaccine if you may already be immune to measles (or mumps or rubella).

Most people who were born before 1957 are considered immune to measles.

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1. What should I do if I’m not sure whether or not I’m immune to measles?
2. Who is at risk of getting measles?
3. How long is a person with measles contagious?
4. What if someone in my family might have measles?
5. What are the signs and symptoms of measles?
6. Isn’t measles rare in the US?
7. How serious is measles?
8. How does measles spread?
9. How is measles treated?
10. How is measles prevented?
11. Where can I get more information about measles?
12. What is the measles vaccine?
13. Who should get the measles vaccine (MMR vaccine)?
14. Where can I get the measles vaccine?
15. How do I pay for the measles vaccine?
16. Could I still get measles if I’ve been fully vaccinated?
17. Do I need a booster vaccine?
18. Is the measles vaccine safe?
19. Can you get measles from someone who has recently been vaccinated?
20. How soon can a new baby get vaccinated against measles?
21. My baby is under 12 months old. What should I do since they are too young for the MMR vaccine?
22. Should pregnant women get the measles vaccine (MMR)?
23. My family member has a weakened immune system. What should we do to make sure they are protected?
24. I’m traveling to another country. Do I need to get the measles vaccine (MMR)?