Measles Education

Assess the risks of measles compared to the risks of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.


What Parents Need To Know

Citation: Physicians for Informed Consent. Measles – Disease Information Statement (DIS). Feb 2018.


Is It Safer Than Measles?

Citation: Physicians for Informed Consent. Measles – Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS). Dec 2017.

Printing recommendation:

The DIS and VRS may be printed as one page, front/back—ideal for black-and-white printing and distribution.

FAQs: MMR vs. Measles
Answers to common questions about the MMR vaccine and measles
PIC Letter in The BMJ
Discussion of insufficient evidence that mandatory measles vaccination results in a net public health benefit

PIC’s educational materials are user-friendly tools developed from data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Health Statistics. The Disease Information Statement (DIS) and Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS), which provide data on total measles cases and available information on MMR risks, allow for an informed risk/benefit calculation.