Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

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

Target Setting Method
Maintain consistency with national programs, regulations, policies, or laws

Summary

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.