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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why is it important that the mmr shot is not given before a child turns one year of age?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Actually...: ...In epidemics, or before travel to endemic areas, we give MMR to infants as young as 6 months of age. The problem is not with safety but with efficacy: failure rate of the vaccine is higher before 12 mo of age.
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