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What's the difference between the MMR and the mmrv?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: MMRV (MMR+VARICELLA)
MMRV is MMR Vaccine with Varicella(CHICKEN POX)VACCINE COMBINED IN ONE VACCIE

In brief: MMRV (MMR+VARICELLA)
MMRV is MMR Vaccine with Varicella(CHICKEN POX)VACCINE COMBINED IN ONE VACCIE
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Mark Diamond
The febrile seizure risk does not appear to occur in the 4-6 year old booster
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