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MMR vaccination at right time is associated with lower admissions for all infections in young children

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1779 (Published 26 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1779
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Young children who receive the live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine) on schedule after vaccination against other common infections have a lower rate of hospital admission for any type of infection than children who are not vaccinated within the recommended timing or sequence, a Danish nationwide study has shown.1

Researchers followed up 495 987 children born from 1997 to 2006 aged 11 months to two years, using data from Danish national registers on vaccinations and hospital admissions.

They looked at the rate of hospital …

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