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Measles After Mmr Vaccine
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
Is it true that if my unvaccinated children were exposed to measles, if I get them the MMR vaccine within 72 hours of exposure, they'll be protected?
MMR after exposure: According to the CDC, administration of the measles vaccine after an exposure MAY offer some protection or make an infection less severe if given within 72 hours. One dose of MMR is 93% effective at preventing future measles when given to people not already infected, but it takes about 5 weeks. 97% are immune following the recommended booster, and immunity is felt to be lifelong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am traveling to Africa soon. If I have had the MMR vaccine and never had measles, am I still at some risk?
Yes but not measles: If you are traveling to africa measles is not at the top of your immunization or risk list. If you have been immunized with the series you are at low risk. Look at the cdc.Gov website for guidance. Malaria prophylaxis and accident prevention are real considerations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had measles as a child (rubella & reg) yet turned up w/ no immunity on work bloodwork. How could that be? Gave me MMR vaccine am i know immune?
Are you immune to rubella, measles, mumps if you received the MMR vaccine twice at age one and age six?
My son got the mmr vaccine 12 days ago and now developed a rash all over his body. It looks exactly like measles and fever of 100.4 is this normal?
Hi doctor i'm 21 year old, i did my igG antibodies test for measles,mumps and rubella but results were -ve, should i consider taking 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is the MMR vaccine given after 12 months? We're going abroad and they recommend I give it to my 6 months old, but I am scared of the side effects.
If going abroad..: The reason why the cdc recommended it at 6mo if going abroad is because in europe (france especially) there has been a massive outbreak of measles (parents aren't vaccinating their kids). Your 6mo old is going to be on a plane with international travelers who will be sick, coughing, and spreading germs. It is very contagious. You do not want your baby to get measles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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