The live measles vaccine has prevented many deaths and serious complications of the disease. The vaccine is given to children over 12 months of age.
About 20% of children develop some mild symptoms 7 to 10 days after they are vaccinated with the measles vaccine. A slight pink rash on the body usually lasts 2 or 3 days. Your child may also have a fever of 101°F to 103°F (38.4°C to 39.5°C). The fever lasts less than 3 days.
None is needed. The measles vaccine rash is harmless and not contagious.
Call your child's healthcare provider IMMEDIATELY if the rash changes to purple spots or dots.
Call during office hours if: