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How many months for a woman take measles vaccine before conception?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
One month: The measles vaccine should be given at least one month or more before conception to avoid any problems in the baby. Vaccination is recommended prior to pregnancy because of the risk of premature labor or miscarriage if a pregnant mother gets measles. The MMR vaccine is not recommended during pregnancy because of a very small chance of developing the virus from the vaccine itself.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
General rule: The general rule is to avoid any weakened virus vaccine like measles/rubella or MMR for 1 month prior to conception. There are occasional reports on women who have found out they received the vaccines during the early stages of pregnancy that did not have a negative outcome. That said, we avoid these out of a sense of caution.

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