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Does Vaccinations Cause Measles
My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?
An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have bellspalsy it's caused by a virus could it be measles virus even though I was vaccinated in the 7o's?
Probably not measles: Bell Palsy may be caused by herpes, chicken pox virus, Lyme disease, syphilis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human immunodeficiency virus [HIV], common cold viruses, or mycoplasma. It can also be caused by inflammation alone, or small blood vessel problems from diabetes or high blood pressure. ...Read more
Of course, because..: Life is not perfect, and vaccinations are not 100% protective (but they are so so much better than catching the disease). A measles vaccine given to an infant may not give long lasting immunity, so we give 1 shot after age 12-15 months and a second shot after age 4 yrs. If we give only a single shot, the antibodies don't last as long and the person may still be able to catch measles in the future. ...Read more
It happens: The measles does occasionally infect immunized persons with a single and rarely a 2 dose series of the vaccine.Most cases have been traced to wild measles imported from abroad through air travel . It was common to only get one dose of the vaccine up until the 90's leaving some with incomplete protection.Most us cases have involved un-immunized or incompletely immunized kids. ...Read more
Clinic: You can have your mealse titer checked by a clinical lab. Whemever gave you your shot also has a record of it. ...Read more
Sure: Feeling weak or not welll is not dependent of the presence of measles but on a huge variety of things. Since I do not know your history i cannot extrapolate what else it could be but the causes range from mundane-too much work and too little time to bad diseases. Most people have the fformer-too little time and too much work. ...Read more
If someone had mmr, both jabs and gets measles, are they at a low risk of complications as they had the vaccination?
Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?
Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 15 . She took measles vaccination today at school twice by mistake. Could this affect her health?
Should i be concerned if my niece is 17months and she had the MMR vaccination at the age of 12months she recently went near a child who had measles could she catch it?
MMR : Very unlikely. Immunity is achieved a few weeks after the shot is given. We can never give a 100% guarantee, but she should be fine. ...Read more
How long is supposed to go by between the first and second vaccination dose for mumps, measles and rubella?
Ocasionally: Ocassionally there is a breakdown in the handling of vaccines and that can cause them to weaken and not provide the protection you expect. Vaccine potency is my constant concern and we have protocols in place to be sure the vaccine has arrived in good shape/is stored correctly, and given in the manner that assures its potency.The other media driven scare issues are unfounded bunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lab result says 350. Immune for my rubella screen. I had measles as a child. My job requires proof of vaccination or immunity. Is this adequate?
No: Provided your nieces and nephews had the 2 injections of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella), they should have complete protection from all three diseases. Likewise, if you had the same 2 injections or had the measles disease, you will provide the same protection to your baby. This is the joy of having had vaccinations - complete peace of mind. ...Read more
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