The Importance of the Support Dosage of the Measles Vaccine

At Burjeel Royal Asharej, our pediatric experts emphasize the critical role of the measles vaccine in preventing the disease. Particularly important is the support dosage, which is essential for reinforcing immunity in children. This post delves into the importance of this dosage, explaining how it helps secure long-term protection against measles.

What is Measles?

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection transmitted through respiratory droplets. It starts with symptoms akin to a cold, such as fever, cough, and runny nose, progressing to a red rash that spreads from the face to the rest of the body. Measles can lead to severe complications like pneumonia, encephalitis, and hearing loss.

The Importance of the Measles Vaccine

The measles vaccine, administered in two initial doses at ages 12 to 15 months and then at 4 to 6 years, is the most effective method to prevent measles. The support dosage at 4-6 years strengthens the child’s immune response and ensures enduring protection.

Why is the Support Dosage Important?

  • Boosting Immunity: The support dosage bolsters the immune system’s response to the virus.
  • Community Protection: It aids in establishing herd immunity, thus safeguarding the community, including those who cannot be vaccinated.
  • Preventing Complications: It ensures robust protection against serious measles complications.

Tips from Pediatric Doctors at Burjeel

Our pediatricians at Burjeel Al Ain recommend:

  • Check Vaccination Records: Ensure your children have received all their measles vaccine doses on schedule.
  • Consult Your Doctor: If you have any concerns about the vaccine or its support dosage, consult your pediatrician.
  • Community Awareness: Share the importance of the support dosage with others to enhance community protection.


The support dosage of the measles vaccine plays a vital role in protecting our children and ensuring their healthy future. By adhering to vaccination schedules and spreading awareness, we can prevent measles outbreaks and protect our community. For more information, visit Burjeel Royal Asharej and speak with our pediatric team.

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