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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

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


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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?

According : According to the schedule from the center for disease control and the academy of pediatrics, the first measles vaccination (along with mumps and rubella) is given between 12 and 15 months of age. The second vaccination is given around ages 4-6. Extensive research has been done to look into the claims that the MMR vaccine causes autism and this has been found to be not true. I attached a website discussing the safety of the MMR vaccine below. My daughter will be getting her MMR vaccine next week when she turns 1. ...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?

Very unlikely: IF you have had one measles shot, you are 95% sure that you will not get measles and if you have had two (which is what you should have had) you are 99% sure to be protected. Unfortunately, 1% (1 in a hundred) could still get measles but 99 out of a hundred would not. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more