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What side effects are associated with the MMR vaccine?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
But most commonly, there is no side effect/reaction.
Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fever and rash

One may say "tales of the side effects have been greatly exaggerated.
" typically the MMR vaccine can cause some malaise, a local reaction at the injection site, and unique to MMR a delayed fever and rash, up to about a week later. Some have attempted to link MMR with the autism rate increase, but evidence has all but ruled this out, and those providing the 'link' were found to have committed fraud.

In brief: Fever and rash

One may say "tales of the side effects have been greatly exaggerated.
" typically the MMR vaccine can cause some malaise, a local reaction at the injection site, and unique to MMR a delayed fever and rash, up to about a week later. Some have attempted to link MMR with the autism rate increase, but evidence has all but ruled this out, and those providing the 'link' were found to have committed fraud.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fever, rash

5 to 15% of children may get a fever usually 6 to 12 days after the vaccine which usually lasts 1 to 2 days.
A rash may develop in 5% of recipients. Children predisposed to febrile seizures may be at a slightly increased risk for a seizure. Allergic reactions may occur to neomycin, gelatin or rarely egg.

In brief: Fever, rash

5 to 15% of children may get a fever usually 6 to 12 days after the vaccine which usually lasts 1 to 2 days.
A rash may develop in 5% of recipients. Children predisposed to febrile seizures may be at a slightly increased risk for a seizure. Allergic reactions may occur to neomycin, gelatin or rarely egg.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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