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MMR vaccine

(ĕm′ĕm-är′)
n.
A combination of live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, administered subcutaneously to immunize children against measles, mumps, and rubella infections.

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.

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.

MMR vac·cine

Abbreviation for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

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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Mr Blair said parents, including the Prime Minister and his wife, could not rely on the advice of the government's Chief Medical Officer alone about the MMR vaccine, but on the "overwhelming advice from virtually every reputable independent source" including the World Health Organisation and the Royal College of Paediatricians.
Committee convener Margaret Smith said they could not recommend any change in the immunisation programme unless there was a proven scientific link between the MMR vaccine and autism or bowel disease.
The MMR vaccine is available to all adults and children who are not up to date with their 2 doses.
Among 7,187 (78%) of 9,200 patients with known vaccination status, 5,015 (70%) had received 2 doses of MMR vaccine before developing mumps.
Adults who have never had measles or the MMR vaccine and who work in close contact with children are also urged to ensure they speak to their GP about vaccination The first dose of MMR is usually given to babies at 12 months old and the second at three years and four months old, but it is never too late to catch up on missed doses.
In conjunction, the CDC recommends that people 18 years of age or older who was born after 1956 should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine unless they have either been vaccinated previously or have had all three diseases, concluded the company.
While the CDC claims no knowledge of a connection between MMR and autism, Thompson's own statement to Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) when he released thousands of documents to Posey is explicit, "We hypothesized that if we found statistically significant effects at either the 18-month or 36-month threshold, we would conclude that vaccinating children early with the MMR vaccine could lead to autism-like characteristics or features.
Since this time the original study has been discredited and a large volume of research since has shown no link between the MMR vaccine and ASD.
Emphasizing the benefits of the MMR vaccine for children appears to increase parents' likelihood of vaccinating their child with it, according to a recent study.
PUBLIC Health professionals in Knowsley are advising residents, particularly children, to ensure they have had the two doses of the MMR vaccine.
ACIP does not recommend administering MMR vaccine during mumps outbreaks as postexposure prophylaxis (i.
A CHARITY that helps the deaf and blind has urged parents to make sure their children get the MMR vaccine as the new school year begins.