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Pregnancy after how many months of taking MMR vaccine is safe? Is it 1 month or 3 months? Various medical websites gives different answers. What is the actual period till which pregnancy needs to be avoided? Is it 3 months or 1 month?

Pregnancy after how many months of taking MMR vaccine is safe? Is it 1 month or 3 months? Various medical websites gives different answers. What is the actual period till which pregnancy needs to be avoided? Is it 3 months or 1 month?

I : I see what you mean! the recommendations according to the center for disease control (cdc) and the american college of obstetrics and gynecology (acog) are to wait 1 month after vaccination with the MMR to become pregnant. The recommendation from the american academy of pediatrics (aap) and merck, the vaccine manufacturer is to wait 3 months. All 4 are excellent sources of reliable information. My recommendation is to play it safe and wait the 3 months after vaccination to become pregnant or ask the opinion of your ob/gyn. Good luck! ...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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I'd MMR vaccine on Aug 20. Is it safe to try for preg before three months. We've already started trying from Oct 29. My dr. said it is safe. M worried?

I'd MMR vaccine on Aug 20. Is it safe to try for preg before three months. We've already started trying from Oct 29. My dr. said it is safe. M worried?

MMR and pregnancy: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and ACIP (those are the people in the USA who discuss vaccine safety issues) recommend a waiting period of 4 weeks after the MMR before conception. You are already well past that. I don't know where you heard 3 months, but a four week wait time is enough. Don't worry, and enjoy creating that new life. Congratulations in advance! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Is it safe for a child with epilepsy to get MMR vaccine?

Yes: Vaccine news often causes parents to worry - especially since our country doesn't see the actual diseases often. The risks of taking the vaccine are very small compared to the effects of the infection. I would encourage you to talk to your MD about your concerns but I don't hesitate to vaccinate my patients with epilepsy. http://www.nhs.uk/ipgmedia/national/epilepsy%20research%20uk/assets/vaccinationandepilepsy.pdf ...Read more

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Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?

Blood work showed I am only not immune to  mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?

It is safe: For some reason your body did not make any antibodies in response to the first MMR. I would definitely get a second dose and then blood work to see if it "took". ...Read more

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Mmr vaccine, is this bad?

Mmr vaccine, is this bad?

No it is not BAD: MMR is a vaccine that prevents Measles/Mumps/Rubella and is safe and not at all bad ...Read more

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Why do we need the MMR vaccine?

Why do we need the MMR vaccine?

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

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Does MMR vaccine last a lifetime?

Does MMR vaccine last a lifetime?

MMR vaccine: You should receive 2 doses of MMR. That will provide a life long imunity ...Read more

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


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Mmr (Definition)

It is a comination vaccine to prevent three diseases ...Read more