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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
Some do: Measles vaccine is thought to provide lifetime protection for most, but after >20 years of use it was evident that some either did develop protection or it was weakened for some & 2 doses, one at a year or more and one at 4-5 became the routine. Recently, autism fears after fake research led to many cases of measles in immunized kids that were infected by exposure to wild measles in unimmunized kid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until the mid 1990's when it became evident a 2nd dose was needed. Today we occasionally see local measles after exposure to imported (international travel) cases. Docs can verify your protective antibodies with a blood test. ...Read more
Get through it: Measles is just a harsh viral illness for most who get it. I don't remember my case but it came after a "block party" which is how mom's made it predictable back then. If you received at least one shot you are less likely to have serious complications. Stay home, keep hydrated and let your physician know how you are progressing. ...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.
No: This has not been available in the us since the 80's. The MMR was the product of 8 years of additional research after the single vaccine was licensed and reduced the number of vaccines per kid, it is safe and effective. The fraudulent research published by wakefield in 1998 suggesting otherwise was refuted by later research and retracted buy the publisher. Wakefield lost his license over the fraud. ...Read more
Measles virus: Measles vaccine is made from measles virus, but it's altered so that it causes no disease in most, but slight disease in a few (low grade fever and/or rash for 1-2 days). It is delivered via a needle into the tissue that lies under the skin. It stimulates the immune system to make antibodies against the virus, but without having to have the full-blown illness, with all the illness's risk, first. ...Read more
1 side effect higher: Children and adults have the same possible side effects of fever, rash, & swollen lymph nodes. One difference: children have at 1% incidence of potential side effect of painful stiff joints but this side effect has a much higher rate of up to 25% in adults, & more often in women than men. Actual joint swelling is rare in children but occurs in up to 10% adults. It is reversible in all groups. ...Read more
I contracted measles a year ago, 20 yr old male, is a complication like sspe likely, given no past history of measles or vaccine?
Possibly: But not likely. Are you symptomatic? Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (sspe) is a rare chronic, progressive encephalitis that affects children and young adults, by persistent infection with measles virus (which can be due to viral mutation). No cure is known, but it can be managed by medication if treatment is started early. See a neurologist. ...Read more