What will be the reactions after receiving Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?
What will be the reactions after receiving the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine?
As with any other medicine, MMR vaccine carries a small risk of adverse reactions. Some children may develop fever 5-12 days after vaccination, but the fever will usually subside within 2-5 days. Parents can use antipyretic (e.g. panadol) to relieve the symptom. A small number of children may develop rashes 1-2 weeks after vaccination, but it will usually disappear within 1-2 days.
A minority of children may develop transient swelling of salivary glands behind the cheeks or swelling of lymph glands (in the head or neck) or inflammation of the testicles. There is a 1 in 3 million chance of developing encephalitis or meningitis after receiving the MMR vaccine, but these are uncommon and usually do not have long lasting ill effects on the child after recovery.