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The MMR vaccine stands for measles, mumps and rubella and it protects the kids against these severe infections.
MMR vaccine is given via injection in two doses at ages:
Measles, mumps, and rubella infections lead to major illness. The MMR vaccine protects children from these dreadful diseases for lifelong.
There are rare chances of any severe problem like allergic reactions. Kids vaccinated with MMR can face mild to gentle reactions such as rash, swollen cheeks, fever, febrile seizures, and tepid joint pain.
You should avoid the vaccine, if:
1)Your child is presently sick, however; simple cold or mild illness doesn't risk the immunization.
2)Your child has had serious allergic reaction during the earlier MMR vaccine dose.
You must talk to your doctor before deciding whether or not the child must be vaccinated, if he or she has:
If the child develops a rash without any other symptoms post the MMR vaccine, there is no treatment required and the rash would disappear in some days. In case of pain or fever, speak to the doctor and give the prescribed medicine doses.
Yes, there is no harm in giving the MMR vaccine with other live virus vaccines.
You must call your doctor if you are not sure about giving the MMR vaccine due to any health condition. Also, if you happen to notice any severe problem post the immunization, do seek medical help without further delay.