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Measles Immunization Schedule
I got vaccinated against measles as a kid but I heard that immunization can wear off. Should I get a booster?
Maybe: since around 1990 the recommended vaccination schedule for measles is 2 doses of the vaccine you are in an age range where you may not have received the second dose. ask your doctor to do a blood test to see if you are immune if your not sure about the second dose ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A child has measles before immunization and yesterday he was immunized and some reactions like not opening his eyes, not talking, what might cause dat?
Reaction to vaccine: This may be a serious reaction to theimnization and you should immediately report this to your physician. Your child should be seen immediately. ...Read more
Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?
Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more
Can bloodtest reveal I took BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis(Quadrivalent) and HepatitisB vaccines? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines again? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Yes: Its better to be vaccinated then to be unprotected. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
If i choose not to vaccinate my child against the measles, am i really putting them at risk? I think it would be better to risk my son getting measles than taking the chance that the vaccine itself could damage his health somehow.
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
Why 2 MMR's: Actually the 2nd MMR is not given as a booster like all other vaccine series but because 15% of first MMR recipients are 'non responders' and the second dose is meant to catch those in that 15% group. Two MMR doses were found to catch most everyone where one dose missed. If you, instead, have serologic proof you responded to the first dose, repeat vaccine is not needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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