Measles Vaccination & Treatment at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Fremont, CA
Every year, thousands of infants are infected with measles. Because the disease is so contagious, it spreads fast and efficiently between both children and adults. For this reason, it is very important to get a measles vaccination early in childhood. At AFC/Doctors Express Newark, CA we provide the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccination so that you and your children can protects yourselves from measles year round.
When is the MMR vaccination given?
Children are usually given the first vaccine dose around 1 year of age. The next dose can be administered 4 weeks after that, or up to 5 years after the first vaccine.
What are symptoms of measles?
Measles usually begin showing symptoms 1-2 weeks after they have been contracted. Symptoms vary and can include fever, coughing, a runny nose, conjunctivitis, and eventually, white spots in the mouth. The full blown measles infection causes red rash spots across the body and a very high fever.
How effective is the MMR vaccine?
The MMR vaccine is extremely effective in the United States. It is a good idea to make sure that you have received the vaccine as a child. Booster vaccinations are not necessary for MMR.
If your child requires the MMR vaccination, please come into AFC/Doctors Express Newark, CA today! We are open flexible hours for your convenience and our physicians are family friendly and Board Certified. We look forward to helping you and your family soon!