My son will be almost 9months when we travel. Is it possible...

Question: 

My son will be almost 9months when we travel. Is it possible for him to get his first MMR dose before we leave the country?

Answer: 

MMR vaccine is only recommended for infants 6 – 11 months of age if travelling to areas with ongoing measles outbreaks (currently in the Philippines and many other areas). Such infants would still require 2 doses of MMR vaccine after 12 months of age. To receive vaccines related to travel, contact a travel health clinic. When travelling with a baby overseas, it is recommended to visit a travel health clinic, as more than the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine may be recommended for you and your baby.

The MMR vaccine is also available from health units and some doctors' offices. Services vary across BC. You can find the number for your public health unit here.

Immunization Nurse