MMR vaccine
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S: WHO – https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/initiative/tools/MMR_vaccine_rates_information_sheet.pdf (last access: 13 March 2021); CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mmr/public/index.html (last access: 13 March 2021).

N: 1. – MMR (abbrev): MMR stands for measles, mumps and rubella. These are three different diseases which are caused by three different viruses. The vaccines given to immunise against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are all combined into one injection – the MMR vaccine.
– vaccine (n): “matter used in vaccination,” 1846, from French vaccin, noun use of adjective, from Latin vaccina, fem. of vaccinus “pertaining to a cow”. Related: Vaccinalvaccinic.
2. A bacterially sterile preparation of a combination of the live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines found suitable for human immunization, grown on culture of either chicken or duck embryo tissue; used as an active immunizing agent, administered subcutaneously.
3. The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine.

It protects against 3 serious illnesses:

  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella (german measles)

These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.

Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.

2 doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

S: 1. Patinf – https://patient.info/childrens-health/immunisation/mmr-immunisation (last access: 13 March 2021); OED – https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=vaccine (last access: 13 March 2021). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=MMR+VACCINE&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs (last access: 13 March 2021). 3. NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/ (last access: 13 March 2021).

SYN: live measles, mumps, and rubella virus vaccine, measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, live measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

S: TERMIUM PLUS – https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=MMR+VACCINE&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs (last access: 13 March 2021)

CR: measles, mumps, parotitis, rubella, triple vaccine, vaccination, vaccine, virus.