This is part of the ‘Health Academy Short Course’ series and provides clinicians with specific information related to the MMR VaxPro & Priorix vaccines.
This course is suitable for all Registered Healthcare Professionals, including Nurses, Pharmacists and GPs that administer this vaccine in practice.
This ‘Short Course’ will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The course will cover key details of the vaccines and the diseases that it protects against.
MMR is a vaccine containing measles, mumps, and rubella viruses that have been
weakened. When a person is given the vaccine, the immune system (the body’s natural defences) will
make antibodies against the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses. The antibodies help protect against
infections caused by these viruses.
MMR is given to help protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. The
vaccine may be administered to persons 12 months of age or older.
MMR can be administered to infants from 9 to 12 months of age under special
MMR can also be used in measles outbreaks, or for post-exposure vaccination, or for use
in previously unvaccinated persons older than 9 months who are in contact with susceptible pregnant
women, and persons likely to be susceptible to mumps and rubella.
Although MMR contains live viruses, they are too weak to cause measles, mumps, or
rubella in healthy people.