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Evid Based Nurs 4:42 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.2.42
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Few young children had mild reactions to the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and older children had nearly no vaccine related reactions

Odds ratios (ORs) for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine related events in children 14–18 months of age

MMR vaccine related events OR (95% CI) p Value
Any MMR related event 1.62 (1.30 to 2.03) <0.001
Fever ≥38.5 °C 3.28 (2.23 to 4.82) <0.001
Respiratory symptoms 2.66 (1.66 to 3.08) <0.05
Rash 1.77 (1.27 to 2.47) <0.001
Arthralgia 3.66 (1.74 to 7.70) <0.001
Conjunctivitis 2.49 (1.59 to 3.90) <0.001
Staying in bed 1.83 (1.10 to 3.03) 0.02
Irritability 1.60 (1.19 to 2.16) <0.002

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