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A 48-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is mmr vaccine for adult?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Safe: Mmr and other standard vaccinations are generally safe. The risks of vaccinations have been greatly exaggerated in the media over the past couple of decades. It is well established that some of the data implicating vaccinations as risky was falsified data.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
There is no danger: It is not dangerous at all and is very safe vaccine for adults and children
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there a different MMR vaccine for adults?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
No: Mmr vaccine is same for adults and children. Require two doses one month apart to develop immunity.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why would the MMR vaccine be given to babies and not adults?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
But it is !!: Mmr if given in infancy and childhood will generally give a person lifelong immunity. In some cases, it does not and the vaccine can be repeated in adulthood. The original MMR was given once around 12-15 months for about 23 years when they realized a few were not protected by college age. After about 1990 we began giving a booster & that seemed to fix the issue.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine in an adult?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
MMR vaccine: The long term beneficial effects of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is lifelong immunity against those 3 viral infections. There are no known long term adverse side effects reported.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
On occasion, adults will experience a transient (week +/-) of joint tenderness a week or so after the shot. It responds to minor anti inflammatories and disappears rather quickly.
Jul 3, 2014

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