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I thought I asked this question before but I don't see it in my profile. Can you still get mild measles symptoms if you had the vaccination years ago?

I thought I asked this question before but I don't see it in my profile. Can you still get mild measles symptoms if you had the vaccination years ago?

It is possible: If you had only one dose of the measles vaccine & did not have an adequate immune response, you could still get measles. If you have had 2 doses, it would be very unlikely. If you are not sure, you can have you doctor check if you are immune by doing a blood test. ...Read more

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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


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What might I do to get proof of my measles vaccination?

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

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles 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 more

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Why do you get a fever after the vaccination of the german measles?

Why do you get a fever  after the vaccination of the german measles?

Sub clinical infecti: Immunization with a live attenuated virus vaccine can cause sub clinical infection. Can also have a local reaction with mild fever. ...Read more

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Could i still get the measles if i've been vaccinated?

Yes: The percentage of full protection after a single dose runs about 85 % while a 2 dose series brings most up to over 95%. Imported cases from other countries represent our main risk of exposure, with an increasing problem of secondary cases in the unimmunized or partially immunized. ...Read more

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Could you still get the measles if you've been vaccinated?

Could you still get the measles if you've been vaccinated?

Some do: Protection after one dose is estimated as 85% with a second dose raising that rate to >95%.Recent US outbreaks (Houston) have been linked to imported cases (air travel) that passed the germs to kids with only one dose or no vaccines. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my four year old still get measles after she has been vaccinated?

Doctors, can my four year old still get measles after she has been vaccinated?

Yes: The percentage of full protection after a single dose runs about 85 % while a 2 dose series brings most up to over 95%. Imported cases from other countries represent our main risk of exposure, with an increasing problem of secondary cases in the unimmunized or partially immunized. ...Read more

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With the recent outbreak of measles, would adults have to get re-vaccinated if they originally got vaccinated as a child decades ago?

With the recent outbreak of measles, would adults have to get re-vaccinated if they originally got vaccinated as a child decades ago?

If you had 2 doses : Of MMR at least 28 days apart as a child, no. If born after 1957, college students, cruise ship passengers ; crew, international travelers, medical workers ; women of child-bearing age are at high risk. Get titers if unsure. If low, get an MMR a month before conception, vaccine phobia is bringing back horrible diseases that were eradicated from the us. Congenital rubella is devastating. ...Read more

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When do people usually get vaccinated against measles? Is safe to vaccinate babies and young children?

When do people usually get vaccinated against measles? Is safe to vaccinate babies and young children?

Depends/very much so: In the US the schedule starts the MMR series at a year with a booster at 4-5 yrs. In a local epidemic or when traveling in a worrisome area it can be given 1st at 6 mo but the dose wouldn't count other than to provide temporary protection. A repeat at 1yr would be required & considered the start of the series. Vaccines in infants & children are one of the best health advances in the 20th century. ...Read more

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Been reading about the Disney Land Measles problem, and I'm wondering - can I get this current form of measles even though I am 20 and vaccinated?

Been reading about the Disney Land Measles problem, and I'm wondering - can I get this current form of measles even though I am 20 and vaccinated?

Maybe: Measles is measles, it hasn't changed. We started giving 2 doses of the MMR in the mid 90's to bring up the protection level. You should be protected. However, if you missed a dose or either dose was mishandled you may not be immune. Your doc can run antibody levels on you to see if you are protected. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the measles as an adult, after being vaccinated twice as a child?

Is it possible to get the measles as an adult, after being vaccinated twice as a child?

Measle immunity: It is rare to contract measles again after having had 2 doses of the vaccine. Ifever ithat happens, the symptoms will be very mild. ...Read more

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I have had measles in childhood. Do adults need to get vaccinated if they had them before, or does natural immunity stay for a lifetime?

I have had measles in childhood. Do adults need to get vaccinated if they had them before, or does natural immunity stay for a lifetime?

Usually: If you have had measles , the immunity usually lasts lifelong- probably not always true with vaccination. ...Read more

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I got vaccinated against measles as a kid but I heard that immunization can wear off. Should I get a booster?

I got vaccinated against measles as a kid but I heard that immunization can wear off.  Should I get a booster?

Maybe: since around 1990 the recommended vaccination schedule for measles is 2 doses of the vaccine you are in an age range where you may not have received the second dose. ask your doctor to do a blood test to see if you are immune if your not sure about the second dose ...Read more

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Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

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

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Is it possible for you to still catch measles if you've already had the vaccination?

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

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Is it possible to feel run down even if you have had a vaccination and can't catch measles?

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

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If someone had mmr, both jabs and gets measles, are they at a low risk of complications as they had the vaccination?

Measles complication: Yes, although are you sure you have measles. You may be dealing with anothervirus. ...Read more

Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more