Last reviewed 01/2018

Every susceptible person (regardless of age) must be protected from measles. Protection against mumps or rubella should also be considered in these patients (1).

  • there is no upper age limit for vaccination
  • viruses in vaccines are never transmitted and do not pose a threat to susceptible contacts
  • immunocompromised people should be protected from being exposed to measles and if necessary any unprotected household contacts or other close contacts should be immunized (1)

Prophylaxis is with the use of live vaccine, and with the use of immunoglobulin in some contacts.