Vaccine Name :

MMR: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine

About Vaccination :

The MMR vaccine (also known as the MPR vaccine after the Latin names of the diseases) is an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). It is a mixture of live attenuated viruses of the three diseases, administered via injection.1.Measles causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Complications can include ear infection, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage, and death. 2.Mumps causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen salivary glands. Complications can include swelling of the testicles or ovaries, deafness, inflammation of the brain and/or tissue covering the brain and spinal cord (encephalitis/meningitis) and, rarely, death. 3.Rubella, causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and red, itchy eyes. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects. You can protect against these diseases with safe, effective vaccination.

Total Number of Dosage : 

3

Dosage Time : 

Dose 1 : 15 months
Dose 2 : 4 to 6 years
Dose 3 : 9 months

Importance : 

Provides immunity against rubella, measles and mumps.

After Effects: 

Common Side Effects of MMR Vaccine, Sore arm from the shot,Fever,Mild rash,Temporary pain and stiffness in the joints, mostly in teenage or adult women who did not already have immunity to the rubella component of the vaccine,

Tentative Cost : 

Rs.70 – Rs.499

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