MMR vaccine


MMR vaccine
a combined vaccine against measles, mumps, and German measles (rubella). It is currently recommended that this vaccine is given to all children between 13 and 15 months old with a booster dose at 3½-4 years. Specific contraindications include immunosuppression and allergy to eggs. Links between the vaccine and autism and Crohn's disease have been suggested, but these are as yet unsubstantiated.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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