What is the difference between PRIORIX and M-M-R II?

M-M-R II is slightly acidic (pH 6.2-6.6) compared with Priorix, which has a more neutral pH (pH 7.2-7.6). The excipients, stabilizers, preservatives, and adjuvants for each product are also likely different and may be contributing factors to the pain response.

What is the difference between PRIORIX and M-M-R II?

M-M-R II is slightly acidic (pH 6.2-6.6) compared with Priorix, which has a more neutral pH (pH 7.2-7.6). The excipients, stabilizers, preservatives, and adjuvants for each product are also likely different and may be contributing factors to the pain response.

Are M-M-R II and PRIORIX interchangeable?

Priorix® and M-M-R II vaccines are fully interchangeable, a person who receives one M-M-R II can complete their course of vaccines with Priorix. MMR vaccine is funded as part of the National Immunisation Schedule at 12 months and 15 months of age.

Is PRIORIX the same as MMR?

PRIORIX is a vaccine used to prevent three diseases, measles, mumps and rubella (German measles). The vaccine is sometimes called MMR vaccine.

Is MMR the same as M-M-R II?

MMR and MMRV Vaccine Composition and Dosage Two vaccines containing measles, mumps, and rubella virus are licensed for use in the United States. M-M-R II® is a combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. ProQuad® is a combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) vaccine.

What is priorix vaccine?

Priorix is a vaccine for use in children from 9 months up, adolescents and adults to protect them against illnesses caused by measles, mumps and rubella viruses.

Is priorix available in the US?

Priorix was first registered in Germany in 1997 and is currently licensed outside the USA in over 100 countries, including Canada, Europe, the UK, and New Zealand.

What is priorix vaccination for?

Is PRIORIX IM or SC?

PRIORIX is for subcutaneous injection, although it can also be given by intramuscular injection, in the deltoid region or in the anterolateral area of the thigh (see sections 4.4 and 5.1).

What is in the PRIORIX vaccine?

The active substances are: measles, mumps and rubella live attenuated viruses. Priorix is supplied as a white to slightly pink powder and a clear colourless solvent (water for injections) for reconstituting the vaccine.

Who makes M-M-R II?

See full prescribing information for M-M-R II. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., at 1-877- 888-4231 or VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 or www.vaers.hhs.gov.

Is M-M-R II a live vaccine?

M-M-R II vaccine contains live attenuated measles, mumps and rubella viruses. It is not known whether M-M-R II vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant woman. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of M-M-R II vaccine administration to pregnant women.