Is MMR vaccine helpful against Covid-19?

The idea that old MMR vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella have an effect on suppressing Covid 19 is floating.

“The hypothesis has been validated through the cases in the U.K. and the U.S.” wrote Kook Hoon, a professor of pediatrics and adolescence at Chonnam National University in the opinion column in a local newspaper. He said it is necessary to first try safe MMR vaccinations in order to expect a collective immune effect.

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Cambridge University in the U.K. announced that the sequence of glycoprotein bumps of the Covid 19 virus can expect cross-antibody reactions between measles, mumps, and rubella viruses.

Mayo Clinic in the U.S. also released a report saying, “It was found that people who received MMR vaccines had fewer Coivid19 infections.”

Recent reports have shown that Covid19 patients who have high levels of IgG from MMR vaccines avoided hospitalization and intensive treatment, while those with low IgG level generally need hospitalization and intensive treatment.

Professor Kook said, “It takes a long time to expect effects with new vaccines and treatments, and there are many challenges to solve, including safety, antibody production rate, and concerns about mutant viruses. It is time to discuss the possibility of MMR shot for not only high-risk groups but also healthy adults with low vaccination rankings.”


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