MMR SHOT

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.
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