Bacterial infections, immune overload, and MMR vaccine

Elizbeth Miller, Nicholas Andrews, P. Waight, B. Taylor

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Combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine did not increase the risk of hospitalisation with invasive bacterial infection in the three months after vaccination; rather there was a protective effect. These results provide no support for the concept of "immunological overload" induced by multiple antigen vaccinations, nor calls for single antigen vaccines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-223
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2003


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