Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that can cause flu-like symptoms and a severe rash.

CDC recommends routine vaccination with a 2-dose series of MMR, the first dose at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 years.

The Alaska Division of Public Health is not recommending any changes to the MMR vaccine schedule at this time, but we will keep you updated.

If you have an infant between the ages of 6-11 months and you are traveling internationally, they can received an MMR vaccine. Keep in mind that this dose does not count towards the routine MMR series and they will still have to get the recommended 2 doses after 12 months of age.

As always, please use precautionary measures such as good handwashing and wearing a mask.