Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

Home MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): Schedule, Age & Side Effects

About MMR Vaccine

Within child health care, the MMR vaccine is a challenging protection against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, typically comprehended as German Measles. This vaccine is essential, especially for children who have not been immunized yet. By selecting the MMR vaccination, you protect your child from the possible hitches of these diseases.

Why is MMR Child Vaccine Required?

The MMR Children Vaccination is essential to stay away from diseases, i.e.,


Measles (M): Measles (M) Disease can cause the following symptoms i.e.,

– Fever,
– Cough,
– Runny nose,
– Red and watery eyes,
– Rashes on the whole body.
– Seizures (often associated with fever),
– Ear Disorders,
– Diarrhea and pneumonia.

In the severe condition of Measles, you may also face brain damage or death.


Mumps (M):

In the case of Mumps (M) Disorders, you may see the following signs in your baby:

– Illness,
– Headache,
– Muscle aches,
– Tiredness,

– Loss of appetite,
– Swollen
– Tender salivary glands under the ears.
– Eafness,
– swelling of the brain and spinal cord covering,
– painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries.


Rubella (R): Rubella (R) can cause the following signs:

– Fever,
– Sore throat,
– Rash,
– Headache,
– Eye irritation

The Right Time For MMR Vaccine For Kids

Children commonly require two doses of the MMR Vaccine which is scheduled to improve immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The first dose is suggested for children between 12 and 15 months of age, and the second is given to children between 4 and 6 years old. This strategic schedule ensures a complete shield against these infectious illnesses.


Every child needs to take overall doses of the MMR vaccines for their long-lasting safety if children do not have enough immunity power to fight measles, mumps, and Rubella. You can confirm how many MMR Vaccine Doses you require.

How Does Child MMR Vaccine Works?

The MMR vaccine protects against these diseases, i.e., measles, mumps, and rubella. By raising weakened forms of these viruses in the body, the vaccine primes the immune system to identify and oppose these pathogens. This prescient approach provides your child’s immune system to control possible diseases.


The effectiveness of the first dose of the MMR Vaccine against the following diseases can be:

– Measles: 93 %
– Mumps (M): 78%
– Rubella (R): 97%


The MMR vaccine comprises inactivated live viruses that promote the immune response in your child’s body. This reaction starts the production of specific antibodies that protect from the infection of viruses. These antibodies lower the chances of getting into contact with the measles, mumps, and rubella pathogens.

The Side Effects of MMR Vaccination

Commonly, there are no side effects of this vaccine. But you can get some mild symptoms in your children:

– Redness, Swelling, or Soreness on the Injection Site
– Rashes
– Fever
– Pain and stiffness in the Joints.


Conclusion: MMR is a weakened live virus vaccine. After this vaccination, your children’s immunity power is increased, and they are protected against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (R) disease that occurs due to weakened virus infection.

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