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  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Storage & Handling

How should MMR vaccine be stored?

MMRII (Merck) brand of MMR vaccine may be stored either in the refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) or in the freezer at -50°C to -15°C (-58°F to +5°F). Prescribing information for the Priorix (GSK) brand of MMR vaccine states that it should be stored refrigerated (at 2°C to 8°C), but not in the freezer. For both brands, the diluent should not be frozen and can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

If the MMR is combined with varicella vaccine as MMRV (ProQuad, Merck), it must be stored in the freezer at -50°C to -15°C (-58°F to +5°F).

Last reviewed: June 19, 2023

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