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Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

Information about Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live) Uses

Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) is used for prevention of Measles, Mumps & Rubella.

How Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live) works

Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live) is a combination of three vaccines, which prevents measles, mumps, and rubella. It helps develop immunity by initiating a mild infection. This type of infection does not cause illness but stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies (proteins) to protect against any future infections.

Common side effects of Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

Rash, Injection site soreness, Fever
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Available Medicine for Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

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Expert advice for Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

  • Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live) helps prevent measles, mumps & rubella.
  • It is given by injection under the skin or into a muscle by your doctor.
  • The first dose is given to babies at 12 to 13 months of age and a second (booster) dose at three to five years of age.
  • It can also be given to older children, adolescents and adults who were either not vaccinated in childhood, or didn't have two doses of the vaccine.
  • Inform your doctor if you or your child has an infection with a high temperature, as vaccination may need to be delayed until recovery.
  • Do not take Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live) if you are pregnant. Avoid getting pregnant for one month after having this vaccine.
  • It may cause fever. Inform your doctor if it does not go away or if the fever gets too high (more than 102 degree fahrenheit).
  • This vaccine may cause mild measles or mumps-type symptoms. However, it is not infectious.

Frequently asked questions for Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

Measles Vaccine (Live) + Mumps Virus Vaccine + Rubella vaccine (Live)

Q. Which is the best time to vaccinate a newborn baby?

The first dose of Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) should be given once the child is of 9 months. The second dose should be given at 12 months and the third dose between 4 to 6 years of age.

Q. Why is the Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) is given at 12 months of age?

Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) is usually given at 12 months of age because when the child is born he receives antibodies from the mother. However, these antibodies decline with age, thereby making the baby more prone to infection. Therefore, the child requires vaccination.

Q. Can the child get an infection even after the vaccination?

Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) is very effective in the prevention of infection. However, there are chances of getting the infection even after being vaccinated.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage of Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live)?

Measles Vaccine (Live)+Mumps Virus Vaccine+Rubella vaccine (Live) should be stored in the refrigerator at 2 to 8°C. Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed, away from the reach of pets and children.

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