What is MMR 

MMR refers to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. These are all contagious viral illnesses transmitted through contact with an infected person, including coughing




  • fever
  • tiredness
  • severe cough
  • red eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • runny nose
  • white spots in the mouth
  • blotchy red rash after 3-7 days 

Mumps does not always cause symptoms, but they are often flu-like. 

  • fever 
  • tiredness 
  • headache
  • body aches
  • poor appetite

Rubella is usually mild and resolves on its own 

  • red rash
  • mild fever
  • headache
  • swollen glands
  • runny nose
  • joint pain
  • sore red eyes



There are no specific treatment for measles, mumps or rubella. You can help relieve symptoms by:

  • resting 
  • drinking plenty of fluids
  • taking paracetamol to relieve fever 
  • using cold packs to relieve facial pain and swelling (mumps) 



The best protection against MMR is vaccination. 


MMR Vaccination 

MMR is a combination vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella.

The vaccine contains weakened strains of live MMR viruses, which will cause mild or no symptoms. 

The MMR vaccine does not cause autism. This has been completely discredited by medical experts. 

Can I get the vaccination if I'm pregnant? The MMR vaccine is not recommended for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant within 1 month after the vaccine. It is also not recommended for immunocompromised individuals. 


Adverse Effects of Vaccination 

Possible side effects include: 

  • pain, redness and swelling at the injection site 
  • fever after 7-10 days 
  • head cold and/or a runny nose 







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