Immunization, MMR: The standard vaccine given to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
The MMR vaccine is now given in two dosages. The first should be given at 12-15 months of age. The second vaccination should be given at 4-6 years.
Most children should receive MMR vaccinations. Exceptions may include children born with an inability to fight off infection, some children with cancer, on treatment with radiation or drugs for cancer, on long term steroids (cortisone). People with severe allergic reactions to eggs or the drug neomycin should probably avoid the MMR vaccine. Pregnant women should wait until after delivery before being immunized with MMR. People with HIV or AIDS should normally receive MMR vaccine.
The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines may be administered as individual shots, if necessary, or as a measles-rubella combination.
Also see: Vaccination Schedule for Adults and Adolescents.
Information. WHO SHOULD GET THIS VACCINE. The MMR is one of the recommended childhood immunizations. Usually, proof of MMR vaccination is needed to go to school.
Dean believes that young children's immune systems cannot cope with more than one virus at a time.(16) Yet, a second dose of MMR was added to immunization schedules.
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