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Who needs a Measles Shot?

Who needs a Measles Shot?

MMR indications: The measles vaccine, commonly combined with immunization against Mumps and Rubella, is recommended to be administered at 1 year and 4 years of age. People who have been inadequately vaccinated according to this schedule and who have been exposed to the measles should be vaccinated within 72 hours to help prevent transmission. ...Read more

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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

Is it safe for an adult to get a measles shot if he is taking 25mg of predisone a day?

No; Details: Always discuss w/ your doctor but MMR (measles shot) is not given if a person is on a high dose of Prednisone for over 2 weeks. A high dose is more than 1 mg/ pound or greater than 20 mg. If you have only been on a short course of < 2 weeks or alternate day therapy of prednisone, you may have the option of getting the MMR (measles shot). ...Read more

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My country currently has the measles outbreak so should I get a measles vaccine shot? I already got 2 shots when i was 9 months & 18 months old. I'm 18 yrs old. Plus, i never have measles before

My country currently has the measles outbreak so should I get a measles vaccine shot? I already got 2 shots when i was 9 months & 18 months old. I'm 18 yrs old. Plus, i never have measles before

Measles Immunity: If you have had the measles vaccine series you most probably are immune. A simple way to check is to ask your physician to get a measles titre (blood test)which will confirm or exclude your immunity. ...Read more

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Does measles require booster shots or only one vaccination for the lifetime? How often for booster if needed?

Usually not needed.: As a general rule, most adults in the United States who were either born before 1957 or who had two doses of MMR as a child will likely not need a measles booster shot as an adult. There are more details to this story, and the complete recommendations can be found at www.CDC.gov/vaccines. ...Read more

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Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

Would having a live virus in my blood from a mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) shot affect platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

See below: Are you receiving platelet rich plasma? If yes, for what? It is not likely to do you any good. MMR will not have any effect on this otherwise dubious treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Im getting a booster shot for measles tomorrow. Will this affect my peptic ulcer? (Yes, I was diagnosed by a doctor)

Im getting a booster shot for measles tomorrow.
Will this affect my peptic ulcer? (Yes, I was diagnosed by a doctor)

Shouldn't: Teens occasionally get some transient joint discomfort within a week or so after the shot. Most have little more than the pain of the shot and sore arm. ...Read more

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My 1 year old may have been exposed to measles about 4 days ago. will the shot help? or would that be useless at this point? should I be worried?

Maybe: Having the vaccine would not hurt, but it may be too late to do much more than make the illness less intense. If the exposure did not transfer enough germs to infect, your kid will have the benefit of the vaccine for future exposures. Measles is a dreadful illness and we are seeing more now that some don't vaccinate. ...Read more

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I was born in 1987 and remember getting shots as a child. Am I immune to measles?

I was born in 1987 and remember getting shots as a child. Am I immune to measles?

Likely: Most states required this vaccination or evidence of prior disease before school entry.The vaccine itself has been available in its present from since the 70's. You can have a blood test if you want to be sure. ...Read more

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