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A 45-year-old member asked:

Would there be any reason to get the measles / mumps / rubella vaccine again?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: The only reason to get the vaccine again is if you were found (by blood test) to not be immune. Since rubella infection in pregnancy can cause some severe birth defects, we usually recommend that any woman who might become pregnant be immune to rubella.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Besides confirmatory blood tests, studies over the years may demonstrate that the immunization immunity wears off. If so, boosters will be required to jump start the immune system.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Why 2 MMR's: Actually the 2nd MMR is not given as a booster like all other vaccine series but because 15% of first MMR recipients are 'non responders' and the second dose is meant to catch those in that 15% group. Two MMR doses were found to catch most everyone where one dose missed. If you, instead, have serologic proof you responded to the first dose, repeat vaccine is not needed.

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