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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.
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.
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).