What are the side effects of MMRV vaccine live?

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Although there are possible side effects of MMRV vaccine live, it is generally much safer to receive the vaccine than to develop the infections that it is meant to prevent. The most common side effects of MMRV vaccine live include:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • irritability
  • tiredness
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • fever
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • headaches
  • mild rash
  • muscle or joint pain
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • soreness, pain, tenderness, bruising or swelling at the injection site
Less common, but more serious, side effects include (if these occur, get immediate medical help):
  • fainting
  • loss of coordination
  • mental or mood changes
  • numbness or tingling of fingers or toes
  • seizures
  • high fever
  • vision or hearing problems
  • severe rashes
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • severe allergic reactions (such as rash, itching, hives, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble with breathing or swelling of your mouth, face, lips or tongue)   

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.