MMR vaccine

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MMR vaccine

A combination of live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, administered subcutaneously to immunize children against measles, mumps, and rubella infections.
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MMR vaccine

A trivalent vaccine containing an aqueous suspension of live attenuated strains of measles, mumps and rubella viruses grown in chick or duck embryo cells.
MMR vaccine is supplied in a lyophilised form for reconstitution before administration.
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MMR vaccine

Live measles-mumps-rubella vaccine A trivalent vaccine containing an aqueous suspension of live attenuated strains of measles, mumps, and rubella viruses grown in chick or duck embryo cells. See Killed vaccine, Live attenuated vaccine.
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MMR vac·cine

Abbreviation for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.
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Patient discussion about MMR vaccine

Q. Do you know about Autism and Vaccinations? Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a famous doctor for children at the Royal Free Hospital in London made in 1998 following report...

A. this is not true!!!! as you can check in this quote from the Cochrane library:
"Measles, mumps and rubella are three very dangerous infectious diseases which cause a heavy disease, disability and death burden in the developing world. Researchers from the Cochrane Vaccines Field reviewed 139 studies conducted to assess the effects of the live attenuated combined vaccine to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) in children. MMR protects children against infections of the upper airways but very rarely may cause a benign form of bleeding under the skin and milder forms of measles, mumps and rubella. NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE of an involvement of MMR with either autism or Crohn's disease was found. No field studies of the vaccine's effectiveness were found but the impact of mass immunisation on the elimination of the diseases has been demonstrated worldwide."

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Just 86.2 per cent of eligible two-year-olds in the city had been given the first MMR jab in 2018/19, down from 93.3 per cent a year before.
The most recent figures show that, in the 2016-17 financial year, 92 per cent of children in Coventry turning five had received the recommended two MMR jabs. It means that an estimated 370 five-year-olds in the area had not been vaccinated.
Mr Kramer underlined that the MMR jab also protects against mumps and rubella and warned that its low uptake could lead to outbreaks of both.
It is arranging for the MMR jab to be offered next week to all pupils at the secondary school who are not vaccinated or have not had a second jab.
theliver While thousands more children are being protected, uptake of the second MMR jab, available when a child reaches five, remains below target.
"Our figures show that there are just over 11,000 children aged between six and ten years old that have never received the MMR jab.
In Gateshead, 91% of children aged two to 15 received their first MMR jab and just 76% received their second.
"We are just hoping that we are targeting those individuals who are most at risk, especially children and teenagers aged between 10 and 18, who may have missed out on the MMR jab when they were little."
Hundreds of children are getting vital MMR jabs at special sessions held in the wake of the first suspected death in a measles epidemic.
DR Craig Lennox didn't hesitate to have his daughter vaccinated with the MMR jab - even before a study warning against it was discredited.
Ros commented: 'The large school-based catch-up campaigns offered to every child from year one to year 11 in 1994 only provided them with measles and rubella vaccine and not the full MMR jab.'
In the late 1990s, Dr Wakefield and two other doctors said they believed they had uncovered a link between the MMR jab, bowel disease and autism.