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Immunization

Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella (MMRV)

The MMRV vaccine protects against infection from measles, mumps, rubella and varicella in one needle.
  • Routinely given to all children at 4 to 6 years of age as their 2nd dose of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine.
When given on the recommended schedule:

• 99% of those fully vaccinated are protected against measles.
• 97.4% of those fully vaccinated are protected against mumps.
• 100% of those fully vaccinated are protected against rubella.
• 98% of those fully vaccinated are protected against varicella.

• At this time there are no other ways to prevent these diseases.
• Hand washing and covering the mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing can help reduce the spread of disease.

• The risk of a serious reaction or side effect from this vaccine is much less than the risk of measles, mumps, rubella or varicella.
• If you experience any side effect worse than what is listed below, please seek medical advice and notify the health unit.

Common

• Pain and redness where needle was given.
• Low grade fever.
• Measles/rubella/varicella like rash where needle was given.
• Moderate fever (higher than 39°C or 102.2°F).

Less Common

• Blood disorder called Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) which effects how the blood clots. Most often resolves within 3 months after the needle was given.
• 1 in 1,000,000 people will develop swelling of the brain (encephalitis). 1 in 1000 of those with measles will also develop this swelling of the brain.

 Rare

• Anaphylaxis

  • Anyone with an allergy to any of the vaccine components or who has had an allergic or anaphylactic reaction to this vaccine. 

• This excludes allergy to eggs as the trace amount of egg protein in the MMRV Vaccine appears insufficient to cause an allergic reaction.
• Hypersensitivity reactions that occur with MMRV vaccination are usually due to other components of the vaccine (gelatin, neomycin).

• Anyone with a weakened immune system.
• Anyone who is pregnant. Women should delay pregnancy for one month after receiving a live vaccine.
• Anyone with active untreated tuberculosis (TB).
• Anyone who has had another live vaccine in the last 4 weeks.

Priorix-Tetra®

ProQuad®

Also found in…

Neomycin

Neomycin

Antibiotics

Lactose

 

Milk, yogurt

Mannitol

 

Mushrooms, trees

Sorbitol

Sorbitol

Laxatives, apricots, peaches

Amino acids

 

Red meat, quinoa

Egg protein

 

Eggs

 

Sucrose

Table Sugar

 

Gelatin

Frozen desserts

 

Sodium chloride

Table salt

 

Monosodium L-glutamate

Tomatoes, parmesan cheese

 

Sodium phosphate

Laxatives, food additive-emulsifier, leavening agent for baked goods

 

Urea

Human body

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