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MMR Vaccine May Protect Against More Than Measles, Mumps, Rubella

While the MMR vaccine is known to prevent measles, mumps and rubella, new research has shown that the vaccine may have even broader protection, Fox News reports. The claim is based on a study in JAMA that looked at vaccination rates of nearly 500,000 Danish children between 1996 and 2006. “Researchers found that on-time administration of the MMR vaccine after the DTaP-IPV-Hib shot corresponded to a lower risk of hospital admission for general infections,” especially respiratory infections. Experts believe that the MMR vaccine may have a more general immune-stimulating effect that could keep children out of the hospital.

Read the article published by Fox News.