MMR Vaccine / Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Statcare leads efforts against vaccine-preventable diseases. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines are available at all Statcare locations. Check out our price for MMR vaccines. Rubella infections during pregnancy can be avoided by making sure you have immunity to Rubella virus. For this purpose, an IgG antibody titer result showing immunity can be done at Statcare.
At Statcare, the MMR shot will be given to you by a medical professional, not a pharmacist. Not sure about your MMR vaccination or immunity status? Statcare does MMR Titers as well. For more information, read Are You Protected Against Measles? Get Tested!
Come to Statcare if you or your children need routine immunization or catch-up vaccination shots to boost immune system response. With locations in Hicksville, Long Island; Astoria, Queens; Brooklyn, NYC; the Bronx at Bartow Avenue (Co-op City); the Bronx at E. 174th Street; Jackson Heights, the Queen; Midtown Manhattan in Manhattan and Jamaica, Queens. there is always a Statcare location near you.
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we offer MMR vaccines for children and adults, particularly those who are traveling abroad, all 7 days a week, and are open late at night. MMR vaccine is a live vaccine and cannot be given during pregnancy. A negative urine pregnancy test result is therefore performed before giving the MMR vaccine to young women of childbearing age.
MMR Vaccine FAQs
MMR stands for measles, mumps, rubella. The deadliest of all childhood illnesses, measles is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, cough, and a rash all over the body. The disease spreads very easily, so it is important to protect against infection.
Mumps is a contagious viral disease that can cause deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), and painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries. Symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, and swelling of the salivary glands.
Rubella, or German measles, is a contagious viral disease that causes fever and rash for two to three days. It is spread by contact with an infected person, through coughing and sneezing.
The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is one of the many routine immunizations children receive in the first years of life. Children receive two doses of this vaccine. The first dose of MMR is given at 12 to 15 months of age. The second dose can be given 4 weeks later, but is usually given before the start of kindergarten at 4 to 6 years of age.
If you are planning any international travel and you have never been immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella, you should receive the MMR vaccine. This is also highly recommended for healthcare workers.
While measles rarely occurs in the US anymore, it is still common in many parts of the world, including parts of Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. Of the cases of measles reported in the US, most result from people getting infected in other countries and bringing it back to the US.
Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally.