Status: Baseline only
Maintain the vaccination coverage level of 1 dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine among children by age 2 years
Baseline: 90.8 percent of children born in 2015 received at least 1 dose of MMR by their 2nd birthday
Target: 90.8 percent
Thanks to vaccines, measles has been officially eliminated in the United States — but there have been outbreaks in recent years. There have also been outbreaks of mumps. Young children need 1 dose of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine by age 2 years to prevent these diseases. Partnerships between community organizations, local governments, and vaccination providers are key to maintaining MMR vaccination rates in young children.