What is the MMR vaccination?
Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccine, as the name suggests is a combined vaccine given to protect against the measles, mumps, rubella and the health complications that result from these diseases. Children who have received two doses of the MMR vaccine following the U.S. vaccination schedule are expected to have lifelong protection against these health problems.
Measles or Rubeola is an infection caused by a virus from the paramyxovirus family. Once infected, it invades the hosts’ cells and uses them to complete its life cycle. This virus initially causes infections in the respiratory tract. Over time it spreads to other ...