Why vaccinate adults against measles?
Which adults should get vaccinated against measles?
What happens when someone gets measles?
FAQ: Can I just get a measles vaccine instead of MMR?
No; MMR is the only vaccine available. The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective with few side effects. You may get mild reactions like fever, redness, or swelling at the injection site. Some adult women may infrequently have temporary joint pain or stiffness after receiving MMR vaccine.
Which adults should get vaccinated against mumps?
Why is mumps vaccine important?
Serious complications of mumps are more common among adults than children.
FAQ: Is mumps still a problem in the US?
As recently as 2006 and 2009-10, the US experienced large mumps outbreaks. The ages affected by outbreaks can vary. In 2006, most cases were in people age 18 to 24; in 2009-2010, the majority was in adolescents age 11 to 17.
Which adults should get vaccinated against rubella (also called German measles)?
What happens when someone gets rubella?
Why is rubella vaccine important?
FAQ: How do you get rubella?
Rubella is a virus that is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes.