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Is it possible to get measles after the vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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.
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 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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Last updated Apr 5, 2013


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