Updated: 6/6/2020

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  • What Is a Vaccine?
  • What does the MMR Vaccine contain?
  • White Blood Cells Response
  • A type of medicine that trains the body’s immune system. Injected using a syringe.
  • Effectiveness Time
  • Weakened live measles, mumps and rubella viruses. Do not cause disease in healthy people.
  • What happens if I get MMR after the vaccine?
  • "I have measles but I have had the MMR vaccine twice!"
  • The vaccine causes the white blood cells to produce complimentary antibodies to destroy the pathogens.
  • Sugar Lumps
  • People who received two doses of MMR vaccine as children are usually considered protected for life and don't need an extra dose.
  • About 3% of people who receive two doses of the measles vaccine will get measles if they come in contact with someone who has the virus.
  • Sugar lumps containing the vaccine are also sometimes digested by the patient (most commonly for the polio vaccine).