Indications: Vaccination provides protection against measles, mumps and rubella infections.
Vaccination: It is given to children as injection at 13 months of age followed up with a second vaccination for children of school age. If vaccination was done before 1980 a revaccination is recommended before travelling.
Protection: After revaccination protection is lifelong.
Side effects include: Local tenderness at the injection site Mild fever Occasionally, convulsions.
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