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Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) - in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires two doses. The MMR vaccine contains weakened versions of live measles, mumps and rubella viruses. MMR vaccine is a live vaccine preparation and can be given on the same day as other live vaccines such as varicella (chickenpox) otherwise a minimum four weeks interval should be observed to prevent interference in the immune response to the second vaccine administered. Yellow fevere vaccination and MMR should always be administered at least 4 weeks apart. Timing of non-live vaccines to MMR vaccination is inconsequential.

As with all vaccines the clinic staff will advise during the travel consultation on all aspects of the procedure including vaccine dose schedule, contraindications to vaccination, any possible interactions with other vaccines or medicines and the range of possible adverse effects from the vaccine and answer any queries. The product information leaflet provided during the clinic consultation has detailed information on MMR vaccination and should be retained for reference.