VAXBaby 21: The Measles Vaccine

At your baby’s 12-month well-child visit, in addition to many of the other vaccines they may have already given your baby 3 doses of, they will have a few new ones to add—measles, mumps, rubella, and Hep A. I want to talk about measles for now. Measles is an infection most people have heard of, but if you’re a younger parent, you’re unlikely to have ever seen it. I’m a little bit older, and when I was growing up, the measles vaccine wasn’t that popular, so it was common for children to get measles and stay home from school for a few days.