Measles: Recommended vaccinations
  General recommendation
  Recommendation for specific groups only
  Catch-up (e.g. if previous doses missed)
 
Vaccination not funded by the National Health system
 
Mandatory vaccination
MonthsYears
69111213141516171823234567891011121314-161718193559≥ 60
Austria
MEAS1
MEAS
Belgium
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS
Bulgaria
MEAS
MEAS
Croatia
MEAS
MEAS2
Cyprus
MEAS
MEAS
Czech Republic
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS3
Denmark
MEAS4
MEAS
Estonia
MEAS
MEAS
Finland
MEAS5
MEAS
France
MEAS6
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS7
MEAS8
Germany
MEAS9
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS10
Greece
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS11
Hungary
MEAS
MEAS12
Iceland
MEAS
MEAS
Ireland
MEAS
MEAS
Italy
MEAS
MEAS
Latvia
MEAS
MEAS13
MEAS14
Liechtenstein
MEAS
MEAS
Lithuania
MEAS
MEAS
Luxembourg
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS15
Malta
MEAS
MEAS
Netherlands
MEAS
MEAS
Norway
MEAS
MEAS
Poland
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS16
Portugal
MEAS
MEAS
Romania
MEAS
MEAS
Slovakia
MEAS
MEAS
Slovenia
MEAS
MEAS
Spain
MEAS
MEAS
Sweden
MEAS
MEAS17
United Kingdom
MEAS
MEAS
MEAS18

Footnotes:

  1. If the first dose is given in the first year of life, the recommended interval between the doses is 3 months (minimal interval 4 weeks). If the first dose of MMR is given after the first birthday, the second dose is recommended as early as possible with a minimal interval of 4 weeks.
  2. Given to grade 1 students
  3. catch-up for are newly admitted to work on an infectious or dermatovenerological ward
  4. MMR vaccination possible from 9 months of age prior to visiting measles-endemic countries and areas where measles outbreaks are known to occur. The recommended two-dose vaccination schedule at 15 months and 4 years still need to be completed if first vaccination before 12 months.
  5. Vaccination can be given from 6 months of age in case of travel abroad. If vaccination starts before 12 months of age, 2 doses are recommended (14-18 months and 6 years) The temporary recommendation of giving measles at 12 months of age was made a permanent recommendation; ie. now MMR should be given from 12-18 months except if travelling abroad to measles infected countries when it can be given from 6 months on. In case MMR is given at 6-11 months, the child needs a second and third dose to complete the series.
  6. Update 28 June 2013:For a full description of recommendations, please refer to: http://www.hcsp.fr/explore.cgi/avisrapportsdomaine?clefr=362. The vaccination from 9 months of age of children entering day care was suspended. Updated recommendations - Measles vaccination for infants under 12 months of age - travelling to countries of high measles endemicity or countries with no measles elimination programmes or in case of exposure to measles cases - One dose of monovalent measles vaccines for infants aged 6 to 8 months. Thereafter 2 doses of MMR as per national recommendations. - Trivalent vaccine can be used for infants aged 9 to 11 months. Thereafter 1 dose of MMR between 12 and 15 month. of MMR are recommended as per national recommendations. In case of exposure to measles cases, administration should occur within 72 hours after exposure to the index case.
  7. 2 doses of MMR one month appart if no previous vaccination ; 1 dose if only one dose previously
  8. Two MMR doses in total among individuals born from 1980
  9. Vaccination from 9 months in specific circumstances. In this case, the second dose should be given as early as possible in the second year of life.
  10. one dose of measles for those aged 18 years and older and born after 1970 with no vaccination or uncertain vaccination history or only one vaccination during childhood
  11. Two doses recommended to people belonging to specific occupational categories , please refer to official recommendations. Women found to be seronegative during pregnancy should be vaccinated with 2 doses in the postpartum period.
  12. School-based vaccination in 6th grade
  13. Six-year-old children may be vaccinated with vaccinations for 7-year-old children, if the child is beginning to study in an educational institution.
  14. Catch-up for females not previously vaccinated, with no history of rubella vaccination or disease. 2-dose schedule recommended.
  15. Given the resurgence of measles, all adults born after 1980 who have not received two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccines should recall the MMR vaccine
  16. Catch-up for children who did not receive MMR at 10 years of age. An additional dose should be given by 19 years of age
  17. Given to 1-2 grade students
  18. Catch-up programme children, born between 1997 and 2003, who are unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against measles. For more information please refer to http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/04April/Pages/New-MMR-catch-up-campaign-one-million-children-targeted.aspx