MMR Vaccine Directory
The MMR vaccine is a vaccine given before children enter school. It helps to prevent measles, mumps, and rubella, three potentially serious illnesses. The MMR is given in two doses, the first around 1 year of age and another before entering kindergarten. Adults who have not gotten the vaccine should do so. In some cases the MMR is combined with the chickenpox vaccine and is called an MMRV vaccine. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how the MMR vaccine works, side effects, benefits and risks, and much more.
Immunizations and Vaccines
Think you don't need immunization against infectious diseases? Think again. Learn why we -- and our children -- still need regular vaccinations.
Vaccines for Preteens and Teens
Find out what vaccinations are recommended for your preteen and teenager..
Young Childhood Immunizations
Learn more about childhood immunizations -- what shots your child should get and when -- from the experts at WebMD.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
The MMR vaccine is very important for children and some adults who have not yet been exposed or vaccinated. WebMD explains who should get the vaccine and when.
Vaccine Linked to Autism?
Eric Gallup was a normally developing 15-month-old toddler living in Parsippany, New Jersey, when his parents took him for his first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination in 1986. Shortly after he was vaccinated, they noticed changes in his behavior and ability to communicate. In 1989 he was diagnosed with autism.
FAQ: Vaccine Court Hears Autism Cases
Contrary to media reports, a federal court has not yet issued any decisions on whether vaccines cause autism. Here's WebMD's FAQ.