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Measles

Information about measles disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

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Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Editorial updates.

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12 April 2019

Changes to recommended age at which infants can receive the MMR vaccine.

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Definitions

MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
ITP
idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura
RNA
ribonucleic acid
SSPE
subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
WHO
World Health Organization
NHIG
normal human immunoglobulin
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WA
Western Australia
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia
DT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ASCIA
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy