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OAKLAND, Calif., Jan.
Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts.
While measles vaccinations can be lifesaving for a young child, they are linked to a small risk of fever and even seizures that are caused by the child’s body fighting off the vaccine’s weakened form of the virus.
Vaccines for measles were not associated with an increased risk of febrile seizures among 4-6 year olds during the six weeks after vaccination.
Administering both the pneumococcal and the herpes zoster vaccines to patients during the same visit is beneficial and does not appear to compromise the protective effect of the zoster vaccine.
Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles.
The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox.
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