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Mmr Vaccine In Children


The MMR vaccine is an injection given to help prevent measles, mumps, and rubella.


Call 911 for any of the following:

  • Your child's mouth and throat are swollen.
  • Your child is wheezing or has trouble breathing.
  • Your child has chest pain or his heart is beating faster than usual.
  • Your child feels like he is going to faint.

Seek care immediately if:

  • Your child's face is red or swollen.
  • Your child has hives that spread over his body.
  • Your child feels weak or dizzy.

Contact your child's healthcare provider if:

  • Your child has a fever or chills.
  • Your child has swollen lymph glands in his cheeks or neck.
  • Your child's joints are painful and swollen.
  • Your child has increased pain, redness, or swelling around the area where the shot was given.
  • You have questions or concerns about your child's condition or the MMR vaccine.

Apply a warm compress

to your child's injection area as directed to decrease pain and swelling.

Follow up with your child's healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your child's visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.