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Arch Dis Child. 2003 Mar;88(3):222-3.

Bacterial infections, immune overload, and MMR vaccine. Measles, mumps, and rubella.

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Immunisation Division, Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health Laboratory Service, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK. emiller@phls.org.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
12598383
PMCID:
PMC1719482
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