Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine • priorix
£60 per dose / £60-£120 total course
What are Measles, Mumps and Rubella
These are highly infectious conditions that can have serious or potentially fatal outcomes, such as deafness, meningitis, or swelling of the brain (encephalitis). Children have been routinely vaccinated against them since the vaccine was introduced in 1988. Outbreaks don’t happen very often in the UK but it is still important to keep your vaccine status up to date.
Many people have heard the myth that vaccines like the MMR vaccine have been linked to autism. This was due to one study that was completely discredited, written by a man who was stripped of his license to practice medicine in the UK. Since this study was almost 20 years ago, no other study has shown this link to exist. Please do not avoid getting vaccinated as there is no such risk involved.
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COURSE/WHEN TO DO IT?
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST/WHEN IS BOOSTER NEEDED?
- Start your course at least six weeks before travelling. You need two doses, with a minimum four-week gap in between, and your second dose needs to be completed at least two weeks before travelling, making six weeks total. If you also require a Yellow Fever vaccine, you should have ideally a four week gap between this and your MMR. This may also apply to a chickenpox vaccine and tuberculosis test, they should be done on the same day as MMR or allow a 4 week gap.
- You need two doses doses of the vaccine, with at least four weeks in between each dose.
HOW IS IT GIVEN?
You will receive an injection in your upper arm
Common side effects can include a rash, fever, and bruising, redness, pain, or swelling where you were injected.