MMR Vaccine is administered to prevent measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
The cost of the vaccine is £50.00 per dose.
2 doses are required.
The Adult Vaccine can be administered by MUMS Private GP within a £40.00 Vaccination Appointment. The total cost is £90.00 per dose.
The Child Vaccine can be administered by MUMS Paediatric Consultant within a £50.00 Vaccination Appointment. The total cost is £100.00 per dose.
The single 0.5mL dose is used for children and adults.
MMR is usually given during childhood. A child should receive the first shot when they are between 12-15 months, and the second when they're between 4-6 years of age.
People who receive the MMR vaccination are usually considered protected for life against measles, mumps and rubella.
The vaccine ensures your body produces the antibodies against measles, mumps and rubella virus.
It works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against measles, mumps and rubella which are all infectious diseases caused by viruses.
The MMR vaccine is very safe, and it is effective at preventing measles, mumps, and rubella. Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. Most people who have the MMR vaccine do not have any serious problems. Ensuring one has MMR vaccine is much safer than getting measles, mumps or rubella.
The symptoms of measles are flu like - cough and fever – followed by a rash on the face and body. Measles can cause pneumonia, seizures and in some cases – brain damage. It is wise to immunise.
The symptoms of mumps includes gland swelling. Prior to vaccination – mumps was a common cause of meningitis. It is also important that man are aware that mumps can cause infertility if the testes are infected.
German measles – referred to as Rubella causes a facial rash, gland swelling and fever. Recovery is fairly quick. It is important that pregnant women avoid rubella as it can affect the unborn baby.
If you're not sure if you have had the diseases or the vaccines (prior to 1971 it was given in three separate shots), you can get the MMR vaccine as an adult.
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