Measles: the green book, chapter 21

Measles immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.


Measles: the green book, chapter 21

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Chapter 21 update patches

Measles is an acute viral illness caused by a morbillivirus of the paramyxovirus family. This chapter features the MMR vaccine, its presentation and administration.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 31 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Revised to include the updated epidemiology to 2018, the administration of MMR and other live vaccines and recommended intervals, rare and serious events, and advice for pregnant women sections.

  2. Added revised chapter, including the epidemiology data, viral rash in pregnancy and measles prophylaxis content.

  3. Added a link to archive of chapter update patches.

  4. Added attachment (chapter update patch dated 28 January 2013). Updated the Body text to include link to NHS Choices.

  5. First published.