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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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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

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

Likely: Your daughter has likely been fully exposed to the mumps virus from before you knew you were ill. She will likely have it. The MMR is seldom given before a year of age except when a person will travel in a country with a lot of mumps. ...Read more

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Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?

Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?

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 more

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Can I get my daughter the MMR vaccine if she has an allergy? What are some good sources?

Can I get my daughter the MMR vaccine if she has an allergy? What are some good sources?

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 more

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How many days after the MMR vaccine does child get a mild fever?

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

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Isn't there a waiting period after receiving the MMR vaccine before you can get a PPD skin test?

Isn't there a waiting period after receiving the MMR vaccine before you can get a PPD skin test?

4-6 weeks: Typically there should be 4-6 weeks from the time MMR is given until the PPD should be given. If the PPD is given too soon after the MMR it can cause an inaccurate PPD test result. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It is safe: For some reason your body did not make any antibodies in response to the first MMR. I would definitely get a second dose and then blood work to see if it "took". ...Read more

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Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if the virulent, ...Read more