Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine Information
Vaccine Quick Information
- When to get vaccinated:
- Start your course at least 6 weeks before travelling. If you require a yellow fever vaccine as well, you will need to keep a minimum of 4 weeks between the MMR and yellow fever vaccine.
- Once the course is complete, boosters are not required unless immunity levels are not enough.
- Two doses 4 weeks apart.
- How is it given:
- The vaccine is given as an injection in the upper arm.
- Side effects:
- Common side effects include soreness at the injection site, swelling, redness and tiredness. In addition to this most people feel generally unwell, experience loss of appetite, and swollen lymph nodes.
- The vaccine is given from the age of 12 months and is available for children on the childhood immunisation programme. Speak to your GP if your child has missed out on the vaccines.
- Risk if you contract hepatitis A:
- The infection is highly infectious and fatal. it can cause swelling of the brain and deafness.
The vaccine is available for anyone who has not had the course on the NHS. Patients will require 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart.
- £50 per dose
- 2 dose(s)
- Total Cost
Measles, Mumps & Rubella is serious and fatal, however is available on the NHS childhood vaccination programme.
As the vaccination is a live vaccine, your pharmacist will require a history of your vaccines in the last 4 weeks. Please take this with you for your appointment.