Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age, another dose at 4-6 years of age. MMR vaccine is generally first given at 12 months of age in the United States but is sometimes recommended for children as young as six months of age who are traveling outside the United States or could be infected in an outbreak.


Measles is a highly contagious viral illness. Measles presents with a fever and characteristic rash. Measles can be a serious disease:

  • 1 in 5 people who get measles are hospitalized
  • 1 out of 1,000 people with measles develop encephalitis (swelling of the brain)
  • 1 to 3 out of 1,000 people with measles die

Measles can be prevented with measles vaccine, usually as part of the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Additional Information on measles can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page.

To get vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella:


 With Private Insurance

 Without Health Insurance

Children and Adults Call your primary care doctor or you can visit most CVS, Walgreens or HEB pharmacies to be immunized.         
Adults   Multiple CommunityCare and Lone Star Circle of Care locations offer Adult Safety Net (ASN) vaccines for low or no cost.

For children with Medicaid or without health insurance:

Vaccines for Children (VFC) participating providers such as CommunityCare, Carousel Pediatrics, Lone Star Circle of Care,  Austin Regional Clinic and Austin Diagnostic Clinic carry MMR vaccine. A full list of VFC providers is available upon request.

News Archives:

Austin Public Health confirms 1st case of measles since 1999

Austin Public Health [Salud Pública de Austin] confirma el primer caso de sarampión en el condado de Travis desde 1999 (PDF) 

奥斯汀市公共卫生部(Austin Public Health)已确认自1999年以来在特拉维斯县发现的首例麻疹病例 (PDF)

Austin Public Health (Sở Y Tế Công Cộng Austin) xác nhận trường hợp đầu tiên mắc bệnh sởi tại Quận Travis kể từ năm 1999 (PDF)