Young children are particularly vulnerable to measles, mumps, and rubella infections. Physicians
suggest that children over the age of 12 months receive vaccinations against these infections
. In addition, women of childbearing age and those people traveling abroad may wish to be vaccinated. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is an active immunizing agent that is administered to prevent infection and causes a person's body to produce its own antibodies.
The side effects of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine include, but are not limited to, difficulty in breathing
or swallowing, hives, itching (especially feet and hands), reddening of skin
(especially around the ears), swelling of the eyes, face, and inside of the nose, and unusual tiredness
or weakness (often sudden or severe).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health are currently investigating claims that the administration of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine may cause autism
in young children. To date, a connection between autism and the vaccine is purely speculative.
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- Vaccines: Overview
- Autism: Overview
- Breathing: Overview
- Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders
- Encephalopathy: Overview
- Fatigue: Overview
- Seizures: Overview
- Skin Disorders: Overview