measles/mumps/rubella vaccine - injection, M-M-R II
GENERIC NAME: MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA VACCINE - INJECTION (MEE-zulz/mumps/ roo-BEL-a)
BRAND NAME(S): M-M-R II
USES: This medication is used to help prevent infections of 3 viruses, measles (also known as rubeola), mumps, and rubella (also known as German measles). These are common childhood infections that may cause serious, sometimes fatal problems (such as lung, brain, or hearing problems or harm to an unborn baby). Vaccination during childhood can prevent these infections and problems.The viruses in this vaccine are alive, but they have been weakened (attenuated) so that they have a decreased ability to cause illness. This vaccine causes the body to make immune defensive substances (antibodies) against the viruses so that you will be protected from these infections.The vaccine is recommended for all children 12 to 15 months and older and adults who have not already had these infections or been vaccinated. This medication does not contain a preservative.
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