The MMR vaccine is more dangerous because it contains three live viruses - 11 myths about vaccines and the anti-vaxxer movement - Vox

February 12, 2015 4:52 PM

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Anti-vaccine concerns are particularly prevalent with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, because it contains three live and weakened viruses. As one parent put it to Vox's Julia Belluz, "Their immune system won't encounter those naturally."

This concern has led some parents to avoid the MMR vaccine, making it more likely that dangerous, contagious diseases like measles will spread.

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