Measles Vaccination and Disease History Assumptions by Age

Use the table to help determine the age groups most likely under-immunized against measles.

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Current Age, Grade or Year of Birth Assumptions Rationale for Assumptions
Age less than 12 months Not vaccinated; may have maternal antibody

First dose given at 12-15 months

Age 12 through 15 months Probably not yet vaccinated

First dose given at 12-15 months

Age 16 months until grade K Age-appropriately vaccinated with 1 dose

School and childcare requirement

Grades K through 6 Two doses of vaccine likely

School requirement for 2nd dose at entrance to K beginning in 2004

Born 1979 or later Two doses of vaccine likely

School requirement for 2nd dose at 7th grade in 1992 and grades 7-12 in 1996

Born 1963 - 1978 Possibly 1 dose; however, maybe not with current or optimally efficacious vaccine

The first effective live-virus vaccine was licensed in 1968

Born 1957 - 1962 Unlikely to have been vaccinated; possible history of disease

Older than grade K when live-virus vaccine licensed

Born before 1957 Likely history of disease

Measles disease prevalent during childhood of this age cohort

Updated Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 04:01PM