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Doctor insights on: Is The Mmr Vaccine A Live Virus

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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


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Born in 1975. I think I got measles vaccine but not sure type (live or killed virus) and if got 1 shot or 2. Do I need get current MMR vaccine?

Born in 1975.   I think I got measles vaccine but not sure type (live or killed virus) and if got 1 shot or 2.  Do I need get current MMR vaccine?

MMR for adults: Persons vaccinated before 1979 with either killed mumps vaccine or mumps vaccine of unknown type who are at high risk for mumps infection should be considered for revaccination with 2 doses of MMR vaccine. High risk adults are healthcare workers, travel internationally or are college students. Your doctor can send a blood test to check the status of your immunity before repeating vaccinations. ...Read more

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How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

How dangerous is MMR vaccine for adult?

Safe: Mmr and other standard vaccinations are generally safe. The risks of vaccinations have been greatly exaggerated in the media over the past couple of decades. It is well established that some of the data implicating vaccinations as risky was falsified data. ...Read more

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What happens after you're given the MMR vaccine?

What happens after you're given the MMR vaccine?

Nothing Most Of Time: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases.It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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What is everyone's suggestion about giving MMR vaccine?

What is everyone's suggestion about giving MMR vaccine?

Follow Recommendatio: Dr mosolf's answer is correct.In addition, overwhelming research data rejects the notion that seperating the components of MMR is beneficial and safer for the child. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases.It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read more

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Should I give my daughter the MMR vaccine?

Should I give my daughter the MMR vaccine?

Yes: Research linking MMR and autism has always been questionable, and has now been shown to be fraudulent. Live vaccines such as MMR should not be given to children with seriously impaired immunity such as organ transplant, aids and cancer (not frequent colds), and certain very rare conditions. For all others, risks of vaccine refusal enormously outweigh the risks of the vaccine itself. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

What are the side effects of the MMR vaccine?

Fever, rash: Most people don't have a reaction to the MMR vaccine but there are cases with symptoms ranging from mild to severe mild side effects include slight fever, rash and swelling of glands in the cheek or neck. Moderate reactions include seizure and stiffness of extremities. Severe effects include serious allergic reactions which occur in less than 1 out of a million doses. ...Read more

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What do I do to retrieve proof of having the MMR vaccine?

What do I do to retrieve proof of having the MMR vaccine?

MMR vaccine: If you need proof that you have had the vaccine - you can alway get blood tests that measure the titers for measles, mumps and rubella. Titers means the antibody levels in the blood. A high titer will mean that you have been vaccinated and that you have an immunity to the disease. ...Read more

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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 exposed to ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more