MMRV Shows Increased Adverse Events Compared to MMR + Varicella Vaccines

The combined measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV) vaccine has demonstrated an increased risk of febrile seizures in children when compared to ¬†individual MMR+V vaccinations. A paper published on Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that children who received the MMRV showed a rise in adverse events when compared to children who received MMR and Varicella vaccines …

Research shows varicella vaccine is saving lives

Since the introduction of the chicken pox vaccine in Australia, the number of children being hospitalized or dying from the disease has fallen dramatically, according to research performed by scientists at the University of Adelaide and the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) project. Before introduction of the vaccine, 1500 children were hospitalized with varicella each year in Australia. Researchers …