What is an MMR Vaccine & MMR vaccine side effects?
The MMR vaccine was developed for 3 diseases, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. The idea was instead of giving children 3 separate vaccines they could have just one. In the UK, children get their first MMR jab when they are 1 year old and their second when they turn 3.
In previous articles, I have gone into some vaccine history (see here).
Ingredients and Known Risks
Here in the UK, our children receive the M-M-RVAXPRO® vaccine made by Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited. Merck is a global pharmaceutical company, with a market capitalization of $225bn and sales turn over of $42bn.Merck has lost or still fighting, several class actions for different damage claims regarding their products.
One drug was called Vioxx. Developed as a painkiller, it actually caused an estimated 160,000 heart attacks killing 60,000 people before it was banned in September 2004. Merck settled for $4.85bn!
No one was arrested or sentenced to life for this crime.
MMR Ingredients M-M-RVAXPRO® (list here)
Sorbitol; Sugar, Mild Laxative, severe stomach cramps, vomiting, severe diarrhea, rectal bleeding, black, bloody, or tarry stools, weakness, dizziness, frequent urge to have a bowel movement.
Sodium phosphate & Potassium phosphate; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, bone or joint pain, headache, dizziness, tired feeling, muscle pain or weakness, increased thirst, numbness or tingly feeling.
Hydrolyzed gelatin; (Non-Organic) Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs, and fish.
Medium 199 with Hanks’ salts; More than 50 ingredients. The medium is useful with serum for growth of a broad range of cells, particularly for non-transformed cells and is widely used for vaccine production, primary pancreatic explants (MICE), and lens tissues (RATS).
Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (MEM); is a synthetic cell culture medium developed by Harry Eagle first published in 1959 in Science (journal) that can be used to maintain cells in tissue culture.
Monosodium L-glutamate (MSG); Headache, Flushing, Sweating, Facial pressure or tightness, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck and other areas, Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations), Chest pain, Nausea.
Neomycin (Anti Biotic); drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, weight gain, shortness of breath, shallow breathing.
Phenol Red (Dye), is a weak ‘estrogen’ which increases the risk of cancer. There are too many possible adverse reactions to this ingredient please read this datasheet. (link)
Sodium bicarbonate; Sodium bicarbonate reduces stomach acid. It is used as an antacid to treat heartburn, indigestion, and upset stomach. Frequent urge to urinate, headache, loss of appetite, mood or mental changes, muscle pain or twitching, nausea or vomiting, nervousness or restlessness, slow breathing.
Hydrochloric acid (to adjust PH); is a hazardous liquid that must be used with care. The acid itself is corrosive, and concentrated forms release acidic mists that are also dangerous. If the acid or mist comes into contact with the skin, eyes, or internal organs, the damage can be irreversible or even fatal in severe cases, breathing difficulty due to swelling of the throat.
Measles virus1 Enders’ Edmonston strain (live, attenuated) not less than 1×103 CCID50*
Mumps virus1 Jeryl Lynn™ [Level B] strain (live, attenuated) not less than 12.5×103 CCID50*
Rubella virus2 Wistar RA 27/3 strain (live, attenuated) not less than 1×103 CCID50*
*50% cell culture infectious dose
1 produced in chick embryo cells.
2 produced in WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts.
The vaccine may contain traces of recombinant human albumin (rHA).