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A 20-year-old female asked:

Been reading about the disney land measles problem, and i'm wondering - can i get this current form of measles even though i am 20 and vaccinated?

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Dr. Frank Butera
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Very unlikely: IF you have had one measles shot, you are 95% sure that you will not get measles and if you have had two (which is what you should have had) you are 99% sure to be protected. Unfortunately, 1% (1 in a hundred) could still get measles but 99 out of a hundred would not.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: Measles is measles, it hasn't changed. We started giving 2 doses of the MMR in the mid 90's to bring up the protection level. You should be protected. However, if you missed a dose or either dose was mishandled you may not be immune. Your doc can run antibody levels on you to see if you are protected.
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