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What's the difference between a mmr shot and the mmrv?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: The mmrv also contains the varicella, or chickenpox vaccine. Also, the mmrv is more likely to cause a fever.

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What's the difference between the MMR and the mmrv?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Chicken pox: The mmrv contains the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) plus the varicella vaccine (chicken pox). There is a higher amount of chicken pox vaccine in the mmrv vaccine than in the chicken pox vaccine alone. The mmrv vaccine has a higher rate of seizures caused by fever (febrile seizures) when compared to the MMR vaccine. The mmrv vaccine reduces the number of shots that the child has to get.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
The febrile seizure risk does not appear to occur in the 4-6 year old booster
Sep 27, 2012

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