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Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some do: Measles vaccine is thought to provide lifetime protection for most, but after >20 years of use it was evident that some either did develop protection or it was weakened for some & 2 doses, one at a year or more and one at 4-5 became the routine.Recently, autism fears after fake research led to many cases of measles in immunized kids that were infected by exposure to wild measles in unimmunized kid.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
It is not impossible: Vaccines unfortunately are not perfect in their coverage so it is possible to get measles after a vaccine if your body did not hold the protection. However, in most cases the vaccine will hold very well, especially after receiving a booster dose, and your coverage should keep you measles free.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get the measles vaccine while pregnant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
In those cases where accidental administration occurred during pregnancy, no bad outcomes have been recorded, however they don't want to see the first one & recommend waiting
Feb 25, 2013
Last updated Apr 5, 2013
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