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Types of Injuries from the MMR Vaccine

What is the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Vaccine?

The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (“MMR”) Vaccine can cause various reactions and injuries including shoulder injuries, Encephalitis, Encephalopathy, Anaphylactic shock, allergic reactions and other injuries. If you suffered a reaction or injury after receiving the MMR vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

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About the MMR Vaccine

The MMR vaccine is administered to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella. Generally, children receive two doses of the MMR vaccine. The first MMR vaccine dose is usually administered at 12-15 months old. The second MMR vaccine dose is administered between four and six years old. It may be given earlier, but only after  28 days have passed since the first MMR vaccine dose. The MMR vaccine contains live virus.

Risks

The MMR vaccine is associated with the following risks:

  • Fever
  • Mild rash
  • Swelling of glands
  • Seizure
  • Pain and stiffness of the joints
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Deafness
  • Long-term seizures
  • Other conditions

If you have any of these reactions to the MMR vaccine, immediately seek medical attention.

Ingredients of the MMR vaccine

The MMR-II vaccine, made by Merck & Co., Inc., is made up of the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Sucrose
  • Sodium chloride
  • Hydrolyzed gelatin
  • Recombinant human albumin
  • Fetal bovine serum
  • Neomycin
  • Additional buffer and media ingredients

The MMR ProQuad vaccine, made by Merck & Co., Inc., is made up of the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):

  • Sucrose
  • Hydrolyzed gelatin
  • Urea (refrigerator stable formulation only)
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sorbitol
  • Monosodium L-glutamate
  • Sodium phosphate
  • Recombinant human albumin
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Potassium phosphate
  • Potassium chloride
  • Components of MRC-5 cells (including DNA and protein)
  • Neomycin
  • Bovine serum albumin
  • Sodium phosphate dibasic (frozen formulation only)
  • Potassium phosphate monobasic (frozen formulation only)
  • Potassium phosphate dibasic (frozen formulation only)
  • Additional buffer and media ingredients

Compensation for MMR Vaccine Injuries

If you suffered a reaction, illness or injury after receiving the MMR vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Call the vaccine injury lawyers at Muller Brazil for more information. Not only is there no charge for a consultation, but our representation comes at no cost to you. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program will pay our fees. Please call (800) 229-7704 to speak with the attorneys at Muller Brazil to discuss your potential claim.