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.
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.
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.

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

Always possible. Yes, there are potential side effects to the MMR vaccine. The main ones are fever 5-10 days after, and a possible rash. But, usually, I do not see these. If you have a severe egg allergy, an allergic reaction is also possible since the vaccine is prep'd with some egg components. If you need more info, go to www.Cdc.Gov and look up the MMR vaccine. Or just google mmr. Hope this is helpful. Read more...
Yes. About 10% of people will get a low fever, about 5% will get a splotchy rash, both usually 1-2 weeks after the shot. Adults will often get some achy joints, but that is rare in children. A rare, but real, side effect is a low platelet count (platelets help your blood clot) that occurs in about 1 in 30, 000 doses. Experts agree it is a safe vaccine to prevent bad diseases. Read more...
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...

Brain damage side effect of MMR vaccine?

No. Dr wakefield & his partner in crime lost their medical licenses over the fraudulent research they published suggesting a link of the MMR to autism.Produced in cooperation with british attorneys, the publisher has published a retraction.Today the wild measles is on a comeback in different areas due to parent fears & the high fever & encephalitis present in the wild disease can trigger some problems. Read more...
Very rare. There has been too much talk about MMR causing damage. This has not been proven. It can cause reaction that is temporary and recovers fully. The diseases of measles, mumps, and rubella can cause severe brain damage or death. It is far better to protect your child than to allow the risk for the disease. Read more...
NotLikelyNot Possibl. CDC gets all advese effects of all vaccine and has listed that brain damage has been reported but is so rare that it is difficult o tell whethr these were caused by MMR Vaccine. Read more...
No. There is no evidence that MMR vaccine can cause brain damage. No studies have been done that find a relationship exists. Read more...