ProQuad Vaccine Information
To help protect children from measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox, an injection of ProQuad® (MMRV) may be administered by a healthcare provider. This vaccine can be given in place of the individual MMR and chickenpox vaccines, both of which are usually given as two doses each.
ProQuad comes in the form of an injection. Typically, the first dose is given at age 12 to 15 months, and the second dose is given at 4 to 6 years of age.
In many cases, this vaccine is well tolerated. However, possible side effects can include fever, irritability, and reactions at the injection site. Fortunately, problems with this medicine tend to be minor and are typically easy to treat.
Before receiving this vaccine, make sure to review the safety information for ProQuad with your healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you are sick or have certain allergies.
(For more information on this vaccine, click ProQuad. This article provides a more in-depth discussion on this product, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, and some safety precautions to be aware of before receiving the injection.)