The most contagious vaccine-preventable infection in humans and is spread by respiratory droplets. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose and a rash. Complications include seizures, ear infection, pneumonia, brain infection and death.
An inflammation of the salivary glands, which presents as swelling and pain over the angle of the jaws, with fever, headache and muscle ache. Complications include deafness, brain infection and sterility.
Rubella (German Measles)
It is spread by respiratory droplets but may also be present in urine and faeces. Children present with fever and rash with swelling of the neck lymph nodes. If pregnant women catch the infection, it may result in birth defects.
A highly contagious infection that is spread via respiratory droplets and direct contact with the secretions from the blisters. Complications include pneumonia and brain damage.
No. of doses: 2
When to take:
Measles vaccination is compulsory by law in Singapore. From 1st December 2011, the Ministry of Health has changed its recommendation to giving the 1st dose at 12 months old and the booster dose at 15 months old.
*Do not give your child the vaccine if your child is allergic to eggs.
If you are giving your child Chickenpox vaccine separately, your child will need 2 doses, 3 months apart.