e7 Health offers the MMR Vaccine

MMR Vaccine

BE PROTECTED!

Make sure you’ve had the full series of the MMR vaccine and that the people who surround you have too!

e7 Health offers every vaccine available in the United States including MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. We offer a wide array of employee health, student health, travel health, and laboratory services to individuals, schools, corporations, and other health care organizations. We offer same day or next day appointments and allow you to book your appointments online!

What is it?

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are serious viral infections that spread through the air which makes these diseases highly contagious. They are especially prevalent in areas where people are in close contact and experiences resurgences when vaccination rates drop. MMR vaccine protects you from all three diseases.

Symptoms

Symptoms of measles infection includes cough, high fever, rash on the body and inside the mouth, runny nose, anorexia, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes, and eye irritation. Pneumonia and acute encephalitis caused by the measles infection is the most common cause of death in young children and adults. Symptoms of mumps include low-grade fever, headache, anorexia, muscle pain, swelling of the glands, and earache, although some cases can be asymptomatic. Mumps may also lead to more serious conditions such as meningitis and inflammation of the testicles or ovaries. Rubella, also known as Germain Measles, causes rash, low-grade fever, swelling of lymph glands, and arthritis. Pregnant women who contract rubella are at an increased risk for miscarriage and serious birth defects.

Prevalence

Before the vaccine was available, measles infected up to 90% of the population before age 15 and 500 deaths were reported annually from measles. Since the vaccines release in 1963, the incidence of measles has dropped by more than 98%. Measles has a resurgence in 1989-1991 due to lower vaccination coverage in school age children. Once vaccine coverage was increased, rates of measles infection again decreased. Another resurgence occurred in 2008, mostly among school age children who were unvaccinated. Mumps experienced a resurgence in 2006 and 2009, but was largely contained due to high vaccination rates in the affected communities. Rubella outbreaks occurred in California and Pennsylvania were reported in 1990-1991. Most cases of rubella are reported from women who live in areas where rubella vaccination is not routinely used.


Recommended for?

Since measles, mumps, and rubella are highly contagious, airborne diseases, it is recommended for young children, some school programs, and many international travelers. MMR vaccine is also recommended for:

  • All children over 12 months of age.
  • Individuals who work in medical facilities.

Other individuals may also choose to be vaccinated:

  • Some infants under 12 months of age that are traveling to certain areas overseas.
  • Individuals that are 18 years of age and older and born after 1956.
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Recommended Vaccines

e7 Health has ALL the recommended and/or required vaccines needed for your travel:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes.  However, you should wait at least 28 days after taking the MMR vaccine to receive another live vaccine (30 days for yellow fever).

It is not recommended that a pregnant woman receive the MMR vaccine.  If the vaccine is indicated, she should wait to receive the vaccine until after delivery.

Side effects occur within 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine.

The combination of  3 live weakened viruses: Measles, mumps, and rubella.

Two doses of MMR are recommended for long-lasting protection. Revaccination may be needed if you have a laboratory result showing no evidence of immunity for the vaccine.

Common side effects of the vaccine are soreness, swelling, and redness at the injection site. Possible, but rare, swelling of glands in the cheeks or neck.