MMR booster shots are safe in children with juvenile arthritis

06/18/2013 |

Getting the measles, mumps and rubella booster vaccine did not worsen disease activity among 4- to 9-year-olds with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, according to a Dutch study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Children who received the booster shot had better seroprotection against measles, mumps and rubella and had higher concentrations of antibodies a year following vaccination compared with those who did not get the shot, researchers said.

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