MMR Vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine, live) (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
SIDE EFFECTS WARNING:
People who have severe allergies to eggs are more likely to have an increased risk of allergic reactions to the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. However, it is extremely rare that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine will cause serious harm or death. Moreover, getting the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is much safer than getting measles, mumps or rubella. Few people who get the vaccine have serious problems with it.
People who have had severe reactions to neomycin should not receive the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine because neomycin is used in the vaccine manufacturing process.
People with low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) may develop more severe thrombocytopenia following vaccination.
Mild side effects of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine include:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Vaccine powder for injection: Single dose vials
STORAGE: Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine should be stored in the refrigerator, between 2 C to 8 C (36 F and 46 F).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/24/2015
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