Children of certain ages are given free vaccination for measles and rubella.
Because children are most likely to be infected with measles and rubella at the age of 1 to 2 years, we recommend you have your child vaccinated (Phase 1) as early as possible after the age of 1 year.
Monovalent formulation vaccine (such as measles only) gives immunity to more than 95% of children who receive a vaccine; however, second dose of vaccine has
been introduced to cover the failure in immunity and prevent the immunity from diminishing with age.
Even when a child has been vaccinated with measles and rubella vaccine when younger than 1 year, he/she can be vaccinated routinely at the scheduled age specified
in Phase 1.
Phase 2 vaccination is given to a child in the year before starting primary school, i.e., the last year of a kindergarten or nursery school.
*As for the free vaccination for measles and rubella, please refer to the following page 23.
Taken from “Vaccination and Children’s Health.pdf 2016”
Written and edited: The Review Committee for Vaccination Guidelines
The Foundation of the Vaccination Research Center