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MMR Vaccine Injury

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Learn how you can seek compensation for an injury or adverse reaction to the MMR vaccine.


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Do You Have An MMR Vaccine Injury?

Did you experience an injury or severe reaction after receiving the MMR vaccination?

Your injury could be linked to the vaccine. To learn how to seek legal action and compensation, we're here to help.

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What is MMR?

MMR stands for measles, mumps, and rubella – three highly dangerous viral infections that lead to serious illness


A highly contagious virus, measles is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. A tell-tale sign of measles is a skin rash covering the whole body. Usually, measles symptoms occur within 7-14 days of exposure and include…

  • Watery Eyes
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Inflamed Eyes
  • Rash on skin and inside of the mouth

Measles is highly dangerous and potentially fatal in small children, so the MMR vaccine is vital in protecting your child


Another contagious viral infection. Although it could affect any part of the body, mumps usually affects the salivary glands, also called the parotid glands. Saliva and mucus easily spread the virus that is most common in children who aren’t vaccinated. Mumps symptoms include…

  • Fever
  • Tender Salivary Glands
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

Once a widespread disease, the MMR vaccine significantly decreased the number of mumps cases in the United States.


Also a contagious viral infection, rubella leads to a red rash similar to measles. Rubella is a milder form of measles but can still be very dangerous. Symptoms of rubella include…

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Eye irritation
  • Arthritis

Rubella is especially dangerous in pregnant women and could lead to miscarriage or birth defects.

Given the severity and commonality of measles, mumps, and rubella, the MMR vaccine is now one of the most common childhood vaccines. In some cases, your medical provider may recommend the MMRV shot, which contains the varicella vaccine to protect against chickenpox.

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About the MMR Vaccine

The MMR Vaccine is vital in protecting children under the age of 5 against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Children usually receive two doses of the MMR vaccine to promote its effectiveness. The general childhood immunization schedule includes…

  • The first MMR dosage is typically administered between nine (9) and 15 months old.
  • The second MMR vaccine dose is administered to children between four (4) and six (6) years old.

The second dose of the MMR vaccine could be given earlier than four if 28 days have passed since the first MMR vaccine dose. A child can receive the first dose as early as nine months. But your doctor may recommend administering the MMR vaccine to a child after 12 months of age. The measles vaccine, mumps vaccine, and rubella vaccine can be given individually. But the MMR vaccine protects against all three viruses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends the MMR vaccine for all individuals. Most schools and colleges in the United States require proof of immunity to attend. You can prove MMR immunity with documentation of two doses of the MMR vaccine given 28 days apart. The MMR vaccine has widely prevented measles, mumps, and rubella in the United States. But MMR, specifically measles, is still prevalent in some parts of the world. The vaccine is vital in protecting against these diseases, especially when traveling internationally.

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MMR Vaccine Side Effects and Injuries

The measles, mumps, rubella (“MMR”) vaccine is vital in protecting you and your children against harmful diseases

But like any medical procedure, vaccines come with potential risks and side effects. Some mild reactions to the MMR Vaccine are usually normal. Including temporary pain at the injection site or a mild rash or fever. But sometimes, more severe MMR vaccine side effects do occur. Severe adverse reactions to the MMR vaccine include...

  • Seizure
  • Pain and stiffness of the joints
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Deafness or ear infection
  • Long-term seizures
  • Brain damage
  • Damage to the immune system
  • Other conditions

In severe cases, the MMR vaccine can cause serious reactions and injuries, including shoulder injuries, encephalitis, encephalomyelitis ("ADEM") or a severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis. In rare cases, guillain-barré syndrome. If you or a loved one has suffered from an MMR vaccine injury, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

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for Your Vaccine Injury

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program compensates individuals for injuries from vaccines like MMR.

Vaccine injuries are unfortunate, especially when they affect your child. If you or your young one experienced an injury from the MMR vaccine, we can help.

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How to Report an MMR Vaccine Injury

Be sure to contact your doctor right away if you’re experiencing symptoms of an MMR vaccine injury. After you receive care, we can help you file a claim with the vaccine injury compensation program (VICP). 

When you visit your doctor, ask them to file a report to the vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS website). This system documents vaccine injuries to improve vaccine safety in the future. Your report can also be used as evidence in your vaccine injury claim.

After you visit your doctor, contact us for help submitting your claim to the VICP and defending your case. We also help you file a VAERS report with your vaccine injury info if you haven’t completed this step yet.

Our team works with medical experts to build your case and help you get compensated. We’ve successfully represented thousands of clients, just like you, in the VICP.


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