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What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Fever, rash: Most people don't have a reaction to the MMR vaccine but there are cases with symptoms ranging from mild to severe mild side effects include slight fever, rash and swelling of glands in the cheek or neck. Moderate reactions include seizure and stiffness of extremities. Severe effects include serious allergic reactions which occur in less than 1 out of a million doses. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases.It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with the MMR vaccine?

What side effects are associated with the MMR vaccine?

Fever mainly: Measles vaccine occasionally causes side effects in kids who don't have underlying health problems. The most common reactions are fever between 6-12 days after vaccination (in about 5%-15% of kids getting the vaccine) and a measles-like rash, which isn't contagious and fades on its own (in about about 5% of vaccinated kids). Children may also have local swelling ad reddness. ...Read more

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Can there be possible side effects of the MMR vaccine on an 18 year old?

Can there be possible side effects of the MMR vaccine on an 18 year old?

Joint pain: This vaccine is occasionally known to cause transient joint pains if given to teens or adults. These respond to anti-inflammatory agents and seldom persist > 1 month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any side effects to the MMR vaccine?

Can you tell me is there any side effects to the MMR vaccine?

Side effects: Side effects may include fever, soreness at the site, a "prickly heat" appearing rash, and achiness. These can occur several weeks after the immunization. In addition, there may , very rarely, be a seizure as an apparent side effect. It is still safer and less risky to get immunized than take a chance on getting the disease.The risk of shot reactions is much, much lower. ...Read more

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How many doses of MMR vaccine is to be given to 18 year old adult? and what are its side effects in them?

How many doses of MMR vaccine is to be given to 18 year old adult?
and what are its side effects in them?

Depends: The routine in the US is one dose at age 1 yr and again at 4-5.It is never repeated unless a prenatal workup shows a low protection level. If you never got it in childhood, it would be reasonable to do 2 doses at least a month apart to be sure adequate response was obtained. Some teens or adults note some transient joint pain during the weeks following the vaccine. ...Read more

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Why is the MMR vaccine given after 12 months? We're going abroad and they recommend I give it to my 6 months old, but I am scared of the side effects.

Why is the MMR vaccine given after 12 months? We're going abroad and they recommend I give it to my 6 months old, but I am scared of the side effects.

If going abroad..: The reason why the cdc recommended it at 6mo if going abroad is because in europe (france especially) there has been a massive outbreak of measles (parents aren't vaccinating their kids). Your 6mo old is going to be on a plane with international travelers who will be sick, coughing, and spreading germs. It is very contagious. You do not want your baby to get measles. ...Read more

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Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No: There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. ...Read more

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What tests (beside TB test) and vaccinations are needed before starting first time remicade (infliximab) fusion for left-sided ulcerative colitis? Mmr vaccine?

What tests (beside TB test) and vaccinations are needed before starting first time remicade (infliximab) fusion for left-sided ulcerative colitis? Mmr vaccine?

Check hepatitis B: The risk of reactivation of tuberculosis and hepatitis b when taking Remicade (infliximab) obligates pre-treatment testing. Live vaccines can not be accepted while on the drug. Your doctor will no doubt be candid when discussing all the risks of "biologic treatment"--please discuss these with him before initiating this very efficacious and generally well-tolerated drug class. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine for adults?

What are the long term effects of the MMR vaccine for adults?

Not often given to : Adults....In post pubertal women it often can cause rheumatogenic reactions....Like joint aches and even can sometimes trigger autoimmune dysfunction. Many do just fine...Hopefully the long term effects are immunity. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Mmr (Definition)

It is a comination vaccine to prevent three diseases ...Read more