Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Children's Health MMR

The mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine prevents mumps, measles, and rubella. All children should receive this vaccination to prevent these illnesses.


  • The first dose of MMR should be administered at 12 to 15 months of age.
  • The second dose of MMR should be administered at 4-6 years of age.


Side Effects
The risks associated with the MMR vaccine are very small, when compared to the risk associated with not receiving the vaccine. Rarely, the MMR vaccine causes a severe allergic reaction.

Side effects of the MMR vaccine include:

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