People who work in correctional facilities are strongly recommended to have received 2 doses of measles-containing vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart. Measles can be transmitted in correctional facilities and cause outbreaks.8,9

People who work in correctional facilities do not need to receive measles-containing vaccine if they have either:

  • documented evidence of 2 doses of measles-containing vaccine given at least 4 weeks apart and with both doses given at ≥12 months of age, or
  • serological evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella

See Serological testing for immunity to measles, and Recommended vaccines for people at increased risk of certain occupationally acquired vaccine-preventable diseases in Vaccinations for people at occupational risk.

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Last updated: 
8 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
8 June 2018