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Can A Pregnant Women Get Mmr Vaccine
Fraudulent link: Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read moreSee 16 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months.will she get the mumps too? she still didn't get the MMR vaccine
Is it true that if my unvaccinated children were exposed to measles, if I get them the MMR vaccine within 72 hours of exposure, they'll be protected?
MMR after exposure: According to the CDC, administration of the measles vaccine after an exposure MAY offer some protection or make an infection less severe if given within 72 hours. One dose of MMR is 93% effective at preventing future measles when given to people not already infected, but it takes about 5 weeks. 97% are immune following the recommended booster, and immunity is felt to be lifelong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7-12 days: The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine is typically given at 12 months of age and prior to kindergarten entry. About 5% of recipients may have a mild rash and/or fever about 7-12 days following administration of the vaccine. The rash and fever are self-limited, resolving on their own. ...Read more
Yes, except for. . .: Healthy children should get two MMR shots to protect them from measles, mumps, and rubella. Measles is a severe disease and extremely contagious. Children with anaphylaxis (a type of immediate allergic reaction) to gelatin (jello), eggs, or neomycin (an antibiotic) should talk with pediatricians before getting MMR shots. Mmr does not contain mercury nor aluminum, and is not related to autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vaccine news often causes parents to worry - especially since our country doesn't see the actual diseases often. The risks of taking the vaccine are very small compared to the effects of the infection. I would encourage you to talk to your MD about your concerns but I don't hesitate to vaccinate my patients with epilepsy. http://www.nhs.uk/ipgmedia/national/epilepsy%20research%20uk/assets/vaccinationandepilepsy.pdf ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more