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MMR
This vaccine is given to shield against 3 diseases Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The MMR vaccine contains live but attenuated bacteria.
Composition
The vaccine contains live but inactivated bacteria that causes Measles, Mumps and Rubella. It is taken up via an injection.
Dosage
The MMR dosage takes place in two stages: 1.First dose is given when the baby completes 9 months. 2.The second dose is given when the baby completes a year and six months.
Who is given the MMR vaccine?
All infants are to take up the MMR vaccine in order to eradicate the three diseases, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.
How it works
The vaccine contains live but attenuated bacteria that evoke an immunological response within the body so as to prevent any potential Measles, mumps or rubella infection.
Common side effects
There can be mild side effects on being administered the TB injection. These are: 1.The BCG injection scar: A few weeks after the shot has been administered, a scar about 7mm wide will come up at the site of the TB injection. 2.High Fever on the night of the BCG vaccination. 3.An abscess at the injection site.
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