MMR vaccine

Alternative Names

Vaccine – MMR; Rubella vaccination; Mumps vaccination; Measles – mumps – rubella (MMR) vaccine

Definition of MMR vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a “3-in-1″ vaccine that protects against , , and — all of which are potentially serious diseases of childhood. One out of 30 children with measles develops pneumonia. For every 1,000 children who get the disease, one or two will die from it.


David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. – 11/2/2009

Rubella on an infant
Measles on the back

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