Measles Virus Vaccine

Sravika Kayithi and Gopika Dileep

NAME OF VACCINATION

The name of the vaccination is "MMR(measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccination."

ILLNESS PREVENTED

Measles virus is prevented with the use of MMR vaccination.

AGE GIVEN/CIRCUMSTANCES GIVEN

MMR shots are given first at the age of 12-15 months, and second one is given at the age of 4-6 years for children.

For adults, anyone who was born during or after 1957 and has not received a vaccination get one dose. Residents in more populated areas, such as those who are around a lot of others are at a higher risk, and are required to get two doses.

Pregnant women should not receive a vaccination while they are in their pregnancy stage. Women should not get pregnant until 28 days after receiving the shot.

SYMPTOMS OF DISEASE

Measles usually starts with a mild fever, and then shows many symptoms including dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes, sensitivity to lightTiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth, called Koplik's spots, and a skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another.

CAUSE OF DEATH

Death is possible with the measles virus.

SIDE EFFECTS OF VACCINATION

After the vaccine children can experience a mild version of the measles that can last for two days.This includes a rash, high temperature, loss of appetite and a general feeling of being unwell for about two or three days. Also, bruise like spots, seizures, and allergic reactions are common side effects.