BabySpace Q&A: MMR Shot Side Effects

What's Your Question?:  

My daughter went for her MMR Shot 2 days ago and the area is red and swollen! Should I be concerned?

BabySpace Answer: 

It is not uncommon for the area of the injection site to be red or swollen.  This can be due to a reaction from the vaccination or if your child's muscle was tense during the injection.  Redness and swelling can last anywhere from 2-3 days and with some vaccinations (DTaP) even longer.  If by the time you read this, the injection site is still red and swollen we would recommend contacting your pediatrician.

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