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Doctor insights on: Measles Vaccinations

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


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What might I do to get proof of my measles vaccination?

What might I do to get proof of my measles vaccination?

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

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Are HIV patients ok to get an MMR measles vaccination?

Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read more

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Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

Is there any chance for measles after vaccination?

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

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My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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Can anything bad happen from the vaccinations for measles or chicken pox?

Can anything bad happen from the vaccinations for measles or chicken pox?

Ocasionally: Ocassionally there is a breakdown in the handling of vaccines and that can cause them to weaken and not provide the protection you expect. Vaccine potency is my constant concern and we have protocols in place to be sure the vaccine has arrived in good shape/is stored correctly, and given in the manner that assures its potency.The other media driven scare issues are unfounded bunk. ...Read more

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Do I need vaccination for measles, small pox and yellow fever to travel to india?

Do I need vaccination for measles, small pox and yellow fever to travel to india?

Maybe, no, and no: Measles still circulates in india so vaccination may be needed depending on your past vaccine history. Smallpox has been eradicated and there is no yellow fever in asia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still catch measles if you've already had the vaccination?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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