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Available as an injection, the MMRV vaccine is given to children to help protect against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). This vaccine contains live viruses, which are altered in a way to prevent these diseases. Although most people tolerate MMRV well, side effects may still occur and can include reactions at the injection site, irritability, and fever.
What Is MMRV?MMRV (ProQuad®) is a vaccine used to provide protection against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox). It is approved for use in individuals 12 months through 12 years of age.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any vaccine, MMRV can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will have problems. Most children tolerate it quite well, with only minor side effects, if any.
- Injection site reactions (pain, tenderness, swelling, or redness at the injection site)