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A 54-year-old male asked:

54 yrs old male. mild asthma and well controlled high bp. due to a measles outbreak in my area i received an mmr vaccine two yrs ago. i have read that the mmr vaccine can mitigate some effects of covid 19. is this true and is two years ago adequate?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Reports: There is some information regarding the MMR vaccine which is available. There is not enough information to utilize the MMR vaccine as a public health measure against COVID 19. A flu vaccine is recommended and a COVID 19 vaccine as available. Watch for signs of cough, fever and shortness of breath.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Uncertain: "There are reports that appear to suggest that several currently available vaccines already established as “safe” (including polio, Haemophilus influenzae type-B, MMR, and pneumococcal) may offer significant protection against COVID-19 via a nonspecific “innate immunity." REF: https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(20)30902-5/fulltext

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