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Brand name: M-M-R II

M-M-R II is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) measles + mumps + rubella vaccine. On this page you will find out more about M-M-R II, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: measles + mumps + rubella vaccine

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Information for medicine and pack size:
M-M-R II (10 x vaccine vials, 10 x inert diluent syringes), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

M-M-R II is indicated for simultaneous immunisation against measles, mump and rubella. The Australian NH&MRC Immunisation Handbook recommendations for MMR vaccination are as follows. MMR vaccine is recommended for all children at 12 months of age and again at 4 years of age unless there is a genuine contraindication. In populations with a high incidence of early measles, vaccination at 9 months of age is recommended. Because of the risk to Aboriginal children, the Northern Territory health authority has adopted a practice of administering the first dose of MMR vaccine to Aboriginal children at the age of 9 months. This conforms with WHO recommendations for such populations. The second dose should be given at 12-15 months of age (See paragraph Infants who are less than a 15 months for explanation). Unimmunised children in the following groups are at particular risk from severe measles infection: children with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, congenital heart or kidney disease, failure to thrive, Down syndrome; children from the age of 1 year upwards in child care centres, family day care and playgroups; children living in institutions; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. HIV positive individuals may be given measles, mumps, rubella combined vaccines in the absence of other contraindications

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 vial of powder and 1 syringe of diluent: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials of powder and 10 syringes of diluent: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Lyophilised powder
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Diluent, not applicable
Route of administration Subcutaneous

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Multiple containers
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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