London MMR: Single MMR Vaccinations, Mumps, Measles and Rubella and where to get vaccinated in London
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Single Measles Vaccination

The Vaccine
The Rouvax measles vaccine is produced by Sanofi Pasteur MSD in France. This vaccine does contain egg products. If your child has an egg allergy of any sort, please call us on 0207 078 3828 prior to booking to discuss.

Strain
We use the Schwartz strain of Rouvax.

Effectiveness
The vaccine provides effective immunity in over 95% of children immunised.

Vaccination age
The vaccination can be given at any time from 14 months.

Side effects
  • There is occasionally some pain and swelling at the injection site Your child has a 1 in 30 chance of developing symptoms of a mild measles attack, usually occurring after about 7 days and lasting for 2-3 days. Typical symptoms include a high temperature, runny nose, sticky eyes and possibly a rash and/or vomiting. Treat this as you would any 'flu like illness.
  • There is a 1 in 1,000 chance of a febrile convulsion, that is a fit as a result of a high fever. To minimise the risk of this happening, treat any high temperature with paracetamol.
  • There is a 1 in 20,000 chance of your child temporarily developing idiopathic thrombocytopaenia purpura (ITP). This is a clotting disorder of the blood, that will cause a bruise-like rash. It usually goes away on its own and is rarely serious.
To the best of our knowledge, all side-effects of the single measles vaccine occur at least as commonly with the MMR vaccine.

Please note that if supply problems occur we may obtain supplies of different vaccines than the ones listed. We will only offer you alternative vaccines if we are completely confident of their safety and efficacy.

Single Rubella Vaccination

The Vaccine
The Rudivax rubella vaccine is produced by Sanofi Pasteur MSD in France.

Strain
Wistar RA 27/3 strain.

Effectiveness
The vaccine provides effective immunity in over 95% of children immunised.

Vaccination age
The vaccination can be given at any time from 12 months. However, maximum effectiveness may not be reached before 15 months of age.

Side effects
A few children will have the symptoms of a mild attack of rubella, for example a fever and rash, a few days after immunisation. Rarely a temporary arthralgia (painful joints) can occur that is occasionally temporarily disabling, but this is more likely in older children or adults.Please note that if supply problems occur we may obtain supplies of different vaccines than the ones listed. We will only offer you alternative vaccines if we are completely confident of their safety and efficacy.

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