Prevents measles, mumps, and rubella
This shot is given:
Between 12 and 15 months old Between 4 and 6 years old, or before if your doctor recommends it
This shot may cause:
A little fever
Soreness where the shot was given
(These symptoms may last 2 to 3 days)
How to care for your child if there is a fever or pain after the shot:
Between 12 and 15 months old:breastfeed or give formula, or a glass of water or juice, every 2 to 3 hours, and put on light clothing.
Between 4 and 6 years old,give a glass of water or juice every 2 to 3 hours, and put on light clothing.
Give Tylenol or Motrin for children for fever and pain. Least expensive brands are okay. Ask your doctor how much to give your child! DO NOT GIVE ASPIRIN!
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOUR CHILD: Has a fever of over 102 degrees under the arm for more than 24 hours.
Produced by Theresa Cameranesi, FNP, and La Clínica del Cariño Family Health Care Center, Inc.