Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine at RediClinic – $160 (Child) / $140 (Adult)
Why get vaccinated?
Measles, mumps and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.
The measles virus causes rashes, cough, runny nose, eye irritation and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures (jerking and staring), brain damage and death.
The mumps virus causes fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries and, rarely, sterility.
The rubella (German measles) virus causes rashes, arthritis (mostly in women) and mild fever. If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby may be born with serious birth defects.
These diseases spread from person to person through the air. You can easily catch them by being around someone who is already infected.
The MMR vaccine can protect children (and adults) from all three of these diseases. Thanks to successful vaccination programs, these diseases are much less common in the U.S. than they used to be.
Who should get the MMR vaccine and when?
Children should get two doses of the MMR vaccine:
- First Dose: 12–15 months of age
- Second Dose: 4–6 years of age (may be given earlier, if at least 28 days after the first dose)
Some infants younger than 12 months should get a dose of MMR if they are traveling out of the country. (This dose will not count toward their routine series.)
Some adults should also get the MMR vaccine. Generally, anyone 18 years of age or older who was born after 1956 should get at least one dose of the MMR vaccine, unless they can show that they have either been vaccinated or had all three diseases.
The MMR vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.
Schedule an online appointment today to visit your local RediClinic to receive the protection you and your loved ones need.