Sep 132010

The MMRV vaccine is a combination vaccine, which combines the MMR vaccine and the Varicella vaccine in a single dose. The MMR vaccine itself is a combination vaccine, providing protection from Measles, Mumps and Rubella. A recent study, published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that the risk for febrile seizures, in the 7-10 day period following receipt of the MMRV vaccine, is twice as big as compared to receiving separate MMR & Varicella vaccines in the same day, for children 12-23 months of age. Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Combination Vaccine and the Risk of Febrile Seizures Nicola P. Klein, Bruce Fireman, W. Katherine ———->FULL ARTICLE

May 122010

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT AAFP.ORG Physicians who provide care for children should be aware that the CDC has published updated recommendations for vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. The recommendations, which have been adopted by the AAFP, offer clinicians insight into the preferred use of combination measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, or MMRV, vaccine versus use of MMR vaccine plus varicella vaccine. “We have two very good options,” said Jonathan Temte, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, and chair of the ACIP MMRV Vaccine Safety Workgroup. “There are some known, ———->FULL ARTICLE