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Why is the MMR Vaccine Known as a Triple Viral Vaccine?

The MMR vaccine is known for its triple viral combination that protects against diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella, and is given in a two-dose series.

Triple viral vaccine against measles, rubella and mumps

According to the Colombian vaccination scheme, the triple viral vaccine is applied in two doses: the first between 12 and 15 months of age and the second at five years as a booster.

This aims to stimulate the child’s immune system to respond against the virus and, in the event of contracting any of the three diseases, ensure that the infection is milder and does not involve health risks.

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The MMR vaccine is known for its triple viral combination.

Protects against measles

According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 93 percent of people who receive the first dose develop immunity to measles. After the second, around 97 percent of subjects are protected.

It is important that, if you are an adult or adolescent and are not sure if you have been vaccinated, it is recommended that you consult with a specialist doctor and be alert to any symptoms.


According to the online information service provided by the US National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus, measles is spread by contact with nasal, mouth or throat fluids from an infected person.

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Cough. Red eyes. Fever. Redness and inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis). Nasal congestion. Sore throat.


Mayo Clinic maintains that rubella is a contagious viral infection distinguished by a rash. Although it shares similar symptoms with measles, this condition cannot be confused.


– Headache.

– Nasal congestion or runny nose.

– Redness and itching in the eyes.

– Enlarged and tender lymph nodes,

– A faint, pink rash.

– Pain in the joints.


Mumps is a virus that affects the glands on the side of the face. Some of the symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches and tiredness.

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The MMR vaccine is a medicine given to children in order to generate immunity. You should keep in mind that some of the side effects when applying it may include arm pain, tiredness, and dizziness. If you see another symptom, consult an expert doctor for a possible diagnosis.

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2023-12-04 22:04:21
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