What Is Measles, Mumps And Rubella Vaccine?

Q:
What is measles, mumps and rubella vaccine?

A:
Measles, mumps and rubella are all viral diseases that can be contagious. When there was no vaccine, outbreaks of these diseases were common and could be fatal. However, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has changed the condition.

This is a two-part vaccine, which means a child should receive two shots. When the child is between 12-15 months, he or she should receive the first one. When the child is between 4 and 6 years old, he or she should receive the second one.

In most states, if a child has not received the vaccine, he or she may not be allowed to enter school.

Key word: measles mumps rubella

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