General MMR Dosage InformationSome considerations to keep in mind with the MMR vaccine include the following:
- This vaccine is typically given as two doses. The second dosage is not a booster, per se; instead, it is a second dose to provide protection for the individuals who did not adequately respond to the first dose, for whatever reason.
- As with other live vaccines, MMR is injected subcutaneously (just under the skin), preferably on the upper arm.
- People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or MMR dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.