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Measles Virus Vaccine Live (Systemic)

Brand Names : Attenuvax

Measles Virus Vaccine Live | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Vaccine

Along with its needed effects, a vaccine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Get emergency help immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      Symptoms of allergic reaction

        Difficulty in breathing or swallowing; hives; itching, especially of feet or hands; reddening of skin, especially around ears; swelling of eyes, face, or inside of nose; unusual tiredness or weakness (sudden and severe)

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Fever over 103 F (39.4 C)


        Bruising or purple spots on skin; confusion; double vision; headache (severe or continuing); irritability; stiff neck; swelling, blistering or pain at place of injection; swelling of glands in neck; vomiting

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Burning or stinging at place of injection; fever of 100 F (37.7 C) or less

    Less common

      Fever between 100 and 103 F (37.7 and 39.4 C); itching, swelling, redness, tenderness, or hard lump at place of injection; skin rash

Fever or skin rash may occur from 5 to 12 days after vaccination and usually lasts several days.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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