Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

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MMR Vaccine

MMR Vaccine protects your little one against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Children not immunized by the MMR vaccine must get this vaccination as per their healthcare provider’s guidance. Getting this vaccination is a necessary part of the Child Vaccination Schedule. By selecting the MMR vaccination, you protect your child from the possible hitches of these severe diseases.

Why is the MMR Vaccine Required?

The MMR 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.
– Deafness,
– 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 


The disorders, i.e., measles, mumps, and rubella in children, are preventable by MMR Vaccination. MMR Vaccination is completed within two doses only, i.e.,

– The First Dose: Between 12 and 15 months of age,
– The second Dose: 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 they do not have enough immunity power to fight measles, mumps, and rubella. You can confirm how many MMR Vaccine Doses you require.


How Does MMR Vaccine Work?


The MMR Vaccine raises immunity power to fight diseases, i.e., Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. It increases the weakened forms of viruses in the body, which helps maintain the immune system’s strength. This proactive approach allows 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 against virus infection.

The Side Effects of MMR Vaccine

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
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. 




Q.1. What are your child’s side effects after MMR Vaccination?
Ans. You can experience the following side effects after getting MMR Vaccination:


– redness,
– swelling,
– soreness on the injection site,
– rashes,
– fever, pain, and joint stiffness.


Q.2. How much age is required for the MMR vaccine’s first dose?
Ans. The doctor recommends MMR Vaccine’s First Dose to children between 12 and 15 months of age.


Q.3. Why is MMR Vaccination necessary for Kids?
Ans. MMR Vaccination protects children from Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (R) infections.

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