Status: Baseline only
Maintain the vaccination coverage level of 2 doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for children in kindergarten
Baseline: 94.7 percent of children enrolled in kindergarten received 2 or more doses of MMR for the 2018-19 school year
Target: 95.0 percent
Data Source: Annual School Assessment Reports, CDC/NCIRD
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. Children need 2 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine before starting kindergarten to prevent these diseases. Evidence shows that requiring MMR vaccination in schoolchildren can increase the vaccination coverage level.