MMR vaccine

MMR Vaccine

You can get MMR Vaccine in Brighton and Hove from our pharmacy.
Please call our pharmacy on 01273 699 883 or ask in store about our MMR Vaccine service.

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine.

It protects against 3 serious illnesses:
These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.

Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.

2 doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

When older children and adults should have the MMR vaccine

It’s important to check if you’ve had both doses if you:

How is the MMR vaccine given?

The MMR vaccine is given as 2 doses of a single injection into the muscle of the thigh or upper arm.
2 doses of the vaccine are needed to ensure full protection.

How effective is the MMR vaccine?

The MMR vaccine is very effective. After 2 doses:
People who are vaccinated against mumps, but still catch it, are less likely to have serious complications or be admitted to hospital.
Protection against measles, mumps and rubella starts to develop around 2 weeks after having the MMR vaccine.

Side effects of the MMR vaccine

The MMR vaccine is very safe. Most side effects are mild and do not last long, such as:
Some children might also cry and be upset immediately after the injection. This is normal and they should feel better after a cuddle.
It’s important to remember that the possible complications of infectious diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella are much more serious.
Please call our pharmacy on 01273 699 883 or ask in store about our MMR Vaccine service.