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MMR, DTP vaccination

MMR is an immunization vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. It must be received at 15 months and at age 11. This vaccination might trigger unpleasant reactions as it contains the attenuated viruses of these infections.
Symptoms might appear in 7-9 days after receiving the dose, the most common ones being fever and occasionally the characteristic rashes of measles and rubella. Very rarely, the main symptom of mumps, bilateral salivary gland swelling might also occur. However, these symptoms usually cease in 48-72 hours. Until then, it is advised to use antipyretics if needed.

DTP vaccination provides protection against three diseases: diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus. The first injection is given at 2 months, and is repeated at 3 and 4 months, then at 18 months and the age of 6. A booster dose has to be administered at the age of 11.
24-48 hours after getting the vaccination, mild symptoms, such as fever might appear, but these can be assuaged by medication. The scar might feel tender or swollen, but it does not require any other treatment besides a cold compress.