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Is The Mmr Vaccine A Live Virus
I heard that the MMR vaccine is a live shedding virus. Is this true and if so should I keep my unvaccinated baby away from those recently vaccinated?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Protection: Just like we need any vaccine to protect ourself against the diseases for which the vaccine is being given.By getting vaccinated your body develops antibodies against the virus/bacteria which gives us immunity and if we are exposed to the virus/bacteria we do not get sick MMR is given to protect us against Measles/Mumps/Rubella the same way.It saves lives ...Read more
MMR is given SQ: Mmr should be given sq as that route gives the best antibody response and any deviation from that recommendation can result in inadequate protection. However, response to MMR vaccine probably will not be affected if administered by the im rather than sq route, and, therefore, repeating the dose is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: I'll assume you had the vaccine before pregnancy or early in life. If you have proper antibody levels to the viruses in the vaccine, it protects the fetus from injury or death if you developed the disease during pregnancy. Your OB can check antibody levels prior to any pregnancy & if normal you would not need another. ...Read more
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