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Measles Vaccination Schedule
Of course, because..: Life is not perfect, and vaccinations are not 100% protective (but they are so so much better than catching the disease). A measles vaccine given to an infant may not give long lasting immunity, so we give 1 shot after age 12-15 months and a second shot after age 4 yrs. If we give only a single shot, the antibodies don't last as long and the person may still be able to catch measles in the future. ...Read more
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
It happens: The measles does occasionally infect immunized persons with a single and rarely a 2 dose series of the vaccine.Most cases have been traced to wild measles imported from abroad through air travel . It was common to only get one dose of the vaccine up until the 90's leaving some with incomplete protection.Most us cases have involved un-immunized or incompletely immunized kids. ...Read more
Clinic: You can have your mealse titer checked by a clinical lab. Whemever gave you your shot also has a record of it. ...Read more
If someone had mmr, both jabs and gets measles, are they at a low risk of complications as they had the vaccination?
Sure: Feeling weak or not welll is not dependent of the presence of measles but on a huge variety of things. Since I do not know your history i cannot extrapolate what else it could be but the causes range from mundane-too much work and too little time to bad diseases. Most people have the fformer-too little time and too much work. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 15 . She took measles vaccination today at school twice by mistake. Could this affect her health?
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