Immediate reactions following live attenuated measles vaccine

Med J Aust. 1981 Oct 3;2(7):330-1. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1981.tb100989.x.


Three children had an immediate reaction following live attenuated measles vaccine (Rimevax). This reaction consisted of vomiting, fever and a rash, and in two cases cyanosis. In each case the reaction commenced within 30 minutes of vaccination. Parents should be warned of the possibility of an immediate reaction after measles vaccination, and asked to notify their doctor if any occurs.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cough / etiology
  • Cyanosis / etiology
  • Female
  • Fever / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / etiology*
  • Infant
  • Measles Vaccine / adverse effects*
  • Skin Diseases / etiology
  • Vaccines, Attenuated / adverse effects
  • Vomiting / etiology


  • Measles Vaccine
  • Vaccines, Attenuated