How many days before my little one’s first birthday can she...

Question: 

How many days before my little one’s first birthday can she get the MMR vaccine and still have it considered apart of the standard vaccination schedule? We want to get it early (due to a trip) but do not want to repeat the 12-month shot.

Answer: 

In BC, a dose of the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine given before 12 months of age is not considered part of the routine vaccination schedule. The MMR vaccine given under 12 months of age for travel do not replace the 2 required routine MMR vaccine doses over one year of age. Travel vaccines for infants under 12 months of age are available at travel health clinics

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019