Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 15th, 2009
The MMR Vaccine is a mixture of three live attenuated viruses administered via injection for immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (also called German measles). It is generally administered to children around the age of one year, with a second dose before starting school (i.e. age 4/5).
Prior to the widespread use of a vaccine against measles, its incidence was so high that infection was felt to be...
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